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New waste facilities deliver sustainable waste management to Condamine and Miles

21 September 2015

Official Opening of the Miles Waste and Recycling Centre [L-R]: Cr George Moore, Cr Greg Olm, Cr Andrew Smith, Cr Carolyn Tillman, Western Downs Regional Council CEO Ross Musgrove, Cr Charlene Hall, Mayor Ray Brown, Council Environment and Health Manager Todd Summerville, and Council Infrastructure Services General Manager Graham Cook.

Official Opening of the Miles Waste and Recycling Centre [L-R]: Cr George Moore, Cr Greg Olm, Cr Andrew Smith, Cr Carolyn Tillman, Western Downs Regional Council CEO Ross Musgrove, Cr Charlene Hall, Mayor Ray Brown, Council Environment and Health Manager Todd Summerville, and Council Infrastructure Services General Manager Graham Cook.

Mayor Ray Brown and Cr Greg Olm officially open the new Condamine Waste Transfer Station

Mayor Ray Brown and Cr Greg Olm officially open the new Condamine Waste Transfer Station

Recently, Western Downs Regional Council Mayor Ray Brown and Spokesperson for Environmental Health Councillor Greg Olm officially opened the new Miles Waste and Recycling Centre and Condamine Waste Transfer Station, marking another step forward in Council’s ongoing strategy to implement sustainable waste management alternatives across the region.

Councillor Greg Olm said the new facilities deliver on Council’s commitment to build much-needed new waste infrastructure.

“The expansion and upgrade of waste and recycling facilities throughout the region as part of Council’s ongoing Towards a Waste Wise Western Downs strategy, will help bring the Western Downs into a new era of waste management as well as allow us to keep pace with new technologies and environmental standards,” he said.

“The new Miles Waste and Recycling Centre and Condamine Waste Transfer Station follow in the successful footsteps of similar facilities in Chinchilla, Dalby, and Kaimkillenbun, and provide residents with an environmentally sustainable alternative to managing their waste.

“These new modern waste facilities in Miles and Condamine ensure our communities are able to manage their waste by maximising recycling and reuse efforts by helping to divert recyclable items away from landfill.

“Council is committed to responsible and effective waste management solutions that are environmentally suitable, cost effective, meet contemporary industry standards, and improve patron experience.”

For more information and operating hours at both facilities visit Council’s Waste Facilities webpage or contact Council on 1300 COUNCIL.

The State Government contributed funding under the Royalties for the Regions Program and the Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program (LGGSP) for the development of the Miles Waste and Recycling Centre and the Condamine Transfer Station.

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