Braidwood tip to close as new waste transfer station is set to open

Published on 01 November 2019

Braidwood Waste Transfer Station aerial photo

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council today announced that the old Braidwood tip will close on Sunday 10 November 2019 and the Braidwood Waste Transfer Station will open on Friday 15 November after the new facility attains its Certificate of Occupancy.

The Braidwood Waste Transfer Station (WTS) is a drop-off point or staging post for waste that is then taken to a final disposal site. It is located on the outskirts of Braidwood on Bombay Road. It will commence operation at 1pm on 15 November 2019 with the following opening hours:

  • Friday – 1pm to 4pm
  • Saturday and Sunday – 10am to 4.30pm
  • Monday – 1pm to 4pm

A ‘buy-back’ building, which is for items that can be sold or re-purposed to help reduce the amount going to landfill, will be open each Sunday between 10am and 4pm.

When users enter the transfer station, they will be directed to different areas of the site to dispose of different waste types. Each waste material will be sent to an appropriately licensed disposal or processing facility.

Fees will apply for non-recyclable general household waste, mattresses and tyres. To keep costs down for the community, council encourages residents to separate their waste into different streams when planning to go to the transfer station.

The following materials will be accepted free of charge with a past Tip Pass or proof of local residency:

  • commingled recycling such as cans, glass bottles and jars, plastic ridged containers, paper and cardboard, aluminium foil and foil containers, cartons
  • greenwaste such as tree prunings, lawn clippings, garden material (no manufactured wood in green waste area)
  • e-waste such as computers, screens, TVs printers, computer parts and peripherals only.
  • Metals, whitegoods, motor oils, batteries, gas bottles, paints and drumMUSTER containers

Commercial waste of 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass and over will need to call in advance to make a time for delivery.

The old Braidwood tip has served the community well over a long period of time. However, times have changed and it is no longer acceptable to simply dump all waste in a landfill.

The old landfill has substantial environmental shortcomings that make it expensive to operate and much harder to ensure environmental protection is maintained. Additionally, the existing site does not facilitate the appropriate separation of waste types.

Following closure of the old tip, Council will commence remediation of the site in the near future. This will include capping the site with an appropriate impermeable material and placing a revegetation layer on top of the liner.

Further details, including responses to Frequently Asked Questions about the WTS, will be published on the website at www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/Waste-Transfer-Stations