New weighbridge comes on-line at Gregadoo Waste Management Centre
Published: 14 Feb 2022 12:44pm
A new weighbridge near the entrance of the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre (GWMC) has been officially opened by the Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga today (Monday 14 February).
The $1.9 million facility, funded by Wagga Wagga City Council, is part of a project to upgrade and redevelop the GWMC to meet the needs of our growing city.
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The new weighbridge is located close to entrance off Ashford Road and provides a straight-on approach to the weighing platform controlled by traffic lights and boom gates.
Mayor Councillor Dallas Tout said he was pleased to see the new weighbridge come on- line.
“It will deliver benefits for customers and staff and will improve management of waste and recycling activities,” Cr Tout said.
“The longer platform allows a single weighing of B Double trucks, which is more efficient and accurate.”
The weighing process for the new weighbridge remains unchanged, with the customer identifying the types of waste to the operator who verifies this by reviewing the CCTV imagery of the vehicle.
The vehicle is logged in, the customer delivers their waste to the existing areas and returns to the weighbridge to be weighed and pay for the specific waste types.
Director Regional Activation Michael Keys said the new location is the first step in a longer-term redevelopment that will provide greater efficiency, safer operations and more sustainable waste management for the city and region.
“The aim is to provide a safer and more efficient service that makes it easy for people to separate and recycle their waste,” Mr Keys said.
“Future planning for the site will encourage greater waste separation, repurposing, and recycling - this is planned for a new location at the front of the site.
“The new facility also provides a great improvement to the conditions and facilities our hardworking and friendly waste management team work in.”
Lease holders on the site will have access to weighing services without diverting to a remote facility.