Delays to capping works at Porepunkah Transfer Station will see the facility remain closed on week days, with works now expected to be completed in late spring 2023.
The Porepunkah Transfer Station Landfill Rehabilitation Capping Project involves placing a barrier over filled landfill to minimise permeation of water into the existing landfill waste cells.
Setbacks to the project include persistent rain, and delays in soil testing results at various stages of the works.
Alpine Shire Mayor John Forsyth said Council understands that not being able to dispose of additional green waste since the project began has been a challenge for many.
"To assist the community through the extended closure, Council is opening a green waste drop-off site at Porepunkah Pit from Friday, 4 August," he said.
"This drop-off point will be open from 12pm until 3pm every Friday until the Porepunkah Transfer Station is back up and running as normal."
Entrance to Porepunkah Pit can be made from the Back Porepunkah Road/Station Street roundabout.
Normal charges will apply – please refer to our website for details: https://www.alpineshire.vic.gov.au/residents/waste-and-recycling/transfer-station-and-resource-recovery-facilitiesPayment will be taken using card only. Cash is not accepted at the temporary green waste drop off point.
If there is high demand for access to the temporary green waste site, Council will consider additional operating hours.
Cr Forsyth said currently Council’s residual landfills across the Shire emit approximately 500 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.
"Capping the residual landfill waste at Porepunkah is an essential milestone in Council's journey to reduce its emissions and reach net zero," he said.
"The capping works also ensure Council meets the Environmental Protection Authority's (EPA) requirements of Best Practice Environmental Management guidelines."
Porepunkah Transfer Station will continue to open weekends only from 10am – 2pm.
For more information on the Porepunkah Transfer Station Landfill Rehabilitation Capping Project, visit: www.alpineshire.vic.gov.au/council/major-projects/current-projects/porep...
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