Hard Hills dumps landfill intake

Published on 19 July 2017

HardHills

St Arnaud’s Hard Hills landfill site will no longer accept deposits from 31 August, 2017, due to the establishment of the adjoining transfer station.

The redeveloped transfer station will continue to accept all of the material previously deposited into the landfill site, with the waste materials transported off-site for processing.
The $350,000 project to transform the site from landfill to a newer, more environmentally-friendly operation began in 2015, with funding from Sustainability Victoria assisting with the redevelopment.

Northern Grampians Shire Mayor Cr Tony Driscoll said the redevelopment of the site will bring NGSC’s waste management practices in line with industry-leading standards.
“This redevelopment brings our waste management up to speed with the State Government’s push to close unlicenced landfill sites, and ensures that we are playing our part in environmental protection and the mitigation of pollution,” Cr Driscoll said.

“Through the establishment of a modern, environmentally-friendly transfer station facility, we are decreasing the risk to the community and our carbon footprint, while increasing the maximisation of recovery of recyclable resources.”

The project, which has involved the complete relocation of the site, along with the establishment of a skip service and the construction of a three-metre high, 61-metre long retaining wall, has seen more than 9000 cubic metres of dirt shifted off-site and more than 90 metres of drainage installed on the 12,000 square metre site.

The opening hours for the Hard Hills facility will remain as follows:
● 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm Tuesday, Friday, Sat, Sun until August 31, 2017.
● 12.00 pm to 5.00 pm, Tuesday and Friday, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm Saturday and Sunday from September 1, 2017.