Kew station is an environmentally friendly approach to waste management and will be a one-stop-shop for the people Camden Haven and surrounds to take their rubbish. The Kew Waste Transfer Station cost of $3.6 million to construct, which includes a $200,000 grant issued by the NSW Environmental Protection Authority.
Sites considered for the construction of the new waste facility included the old Taylor Quarry (which was chosen for the waste management facility in 2000), with an estimated cost of $3.4 million, and the existing Dunbogan landfill site at an estimated cost of $3.4 million to construct a new facility on top of the existing landfill.
In 2014 the council approved the development application for the Kew site, on Herons Creek Road, for the waste transfer facility. Conditions attached to the site for the waste station development included the upgrade and sealing of Herons Creek Road, limiting the daily hours of construction, limiting the hours of operation once the facility was opened, restricting heavy vehicles to using the southern sealed section of Herons Creek Road, and mitigating measures for odour and dust control.
From now, the new waste transfer station accepts domestic solid waste; recyclable goods and materials; timber and green waste; ferrous and non-ferrous metals; inert concrete, masonry and stone; and domestic quantities of listed hazardous materials.
A closure plan for the Dunbogan landfill site began late last year.
Capping of the site, which involves placing compacted clay over the site and topping with soil to promote grass growth, also began last year.
Excess soil and clay from the construction of the Kew Waste Transfer Station will be used for final remediation and capping at the Dunbogan site.