Wairewa waste and recycling open for business – East Gippsland

The Wairewa Transfer Station is back in business, open Saturdays from 8am to 2pm.

East Gippsland Shire Council re-opened the facility – damaged by the Black Summer Bushfires -last Saturday, February 27. Reinstating the transfer station was a key action requested at a community meeting in December last year where about 27 community members met with Councillors Mark Reeves and Arthur Allen and Council officers.

New signage, a waste attendant’s office (complete with a photo storyboard of the fires, regrowth and clean-up of the site) and significant clean-up of vegetation to improve the user experience was completed prior to opening.

The waste service is open once a week for domestic waste, recycling, scrap metal, car batteries and polystyrene. No green or e-waste is accepted at this site.

Council has provided a free waste service to the Wairewa community since the fires through the provision of a large skip bin that was serviced regularly. With the transfer station reopening, this skip bin has now been removed.

A deposit point for burnt fencing wire remains available near the entry to the site on Carl Smith Road to support property owners cleaning-up destroyed fencing.

Warren Shipp(Transfer Stations Supervisor), community member John Appleby, Cr Arthur Allen, Susan Thompson (Wairewa Transfer Station attendant and local resident), and Cr Mark Reeves (Deputy Mayor) inspect the new transfer station at Wairewa last Friday ahead of its re-opening.

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