Waste Sorting Centre

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Waste Sorting Centre

Blenheim Waste Sorting Centre

The waste sorting centre is now back in operation after the January 2019 fire reinstatement. The facility will receive rubbish, greenwaste and grass deliveries from the community. All deliveries will be recorded via the weighbridge system. Entrance to the temporary transfer station is via George Conroy Drive.

Location

The waste sorting centre is located at 12 George Conroy Drive.

What is accepted at the waste sorting centre?

The waste sorting centre will accept grass, greenwaste and rubbish. All materials delivered to the site will be recorded via the weighbridges and charges applied based on weight. Mixed loads of greenwaste and rubbish will be charged as rubbish.

Fees and Charges

The waste sorting centre charges by weight.

See current rates for waste fees

Frequently asked questions

Opening hours

Day Time (Open)
Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 4.30 pm
Weekends 8.00 am to 4.00 pm
See public holiday opening times

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The Facility

The Waste Sorting Centre (WSC) receives waste from the community. The facility allows the community to divert material from landfill when an alternative market or demand exists.

The facility is constructed on two levels on the site of the original Blenheim transfer station. The upper level receives waste from the community and provides options to separate out wood, metal, brick, soil, ewaste and hazardous waste into various bays and containers.

There are also three Safety Refuse Tipping (SRT) machines that allow the community to unload their waste and have it transferred into the sorting shed. Waste received inside the shed is then put through a mechanical and hand sort to extract materials which have an existing end market.

The WSC is subject to fees and charges.

See current rates for waste fees

Loading waste from height

The site has a number of open bays and waste containers that are loaded from above. To mitigate the potential for slips and falls, safety gates have been installed.

Outputs from the WSC

The outputs from the sorting centre are recorded via the weighbridge. The following table provides a breakdown of these outputs for the previous year and is updated each July.

2019-20 Outputs

Product Id

Product Name

Docket Count

Net Weight

%

OUT_GrasGW

Greenwaste Grass Out

789

-3756.136

38%

OUT_RESG12

Residual Waste Out G1 & G2

1253

-4588.54

47%

OUT-BARK

Bark Sales

55

13.77

0%

OUT-CARD

Cardboard Out

55

-21.65

0%

OUT-COMP

Compost Sales

129

92.1

-1%

OUT-ESCRAP

Escrap Out

2

-0.62

0%

OUT-GMIX

Garden Mix Sales

114

-66.59

1%

OUT-METAL

Metals Out

13

-326.43

3%

OUT-RUB

Rubble Out

110

-1073.64

11%

OUT-SHOP

Out Shop

39

-6.634

0%

OUT-TWOOD

Treated Wood Out

4

-12.92

0%

OUT-TYRES

Tyres Out

9

-14.995

0%

Totals

2572

-9762.285

100%