NAWMA operates a state-of-the-art Resource Recovery Centre at its Edinburgh North site on Bellchambers Road (Gate 3). This new facility includes:
- a drive-through Waste Transfer Station for people to bring in their own waste products including materials for recycling; and
- a Salvage & Save retail operation offering quality second-hand building and household products to the community.
Many waste products can be delivered free of charge to the Waste Transfer Station. The station accepts general and green waste material.
General waste can be safely and efficiently unloaded onto a central conveyor to be transported to SITA Resource Co for further processing into
a fuel source for Adelaide Brighton Cement. Material for recycling is sorted into special bins conveniently located within the Waste Transfer Station.
Please note due to WH&S issues closed in shoes must be worn at all times in the Waste Transfer Station when disposing of waste
Payment for waste delivery is made at the entrance (Gate 3) off Bellchambers Road. In 2013-14, a total of 16,000 paying customers accessed the facility
delivering green waste and general waste. A further 1,600 customers delivered recyclables only, which is a free of charge service.
The fee structure is as follows:
Resource Recovery Centre
Key outcomes in 2014-15 included:
- 21 tonnes of material being salvaged and sold in the Salvage & Save Shop;
- 362 tonnes of steel collected and sold;
- 2,567 mattresses processed;
- 76 tonnes of recyclables including cardboard and mattress foam marketed;
- 352 tonnes of electronic waste recycled;
- 24,400 litres of waste oil were recycled;
- 745 tyres were recycled;
- 9 tonnes of car batteries were recycled;
- 3,042 tonnes of garden waste processed into a compost product; and
- 2,636 tonnes of residual waste transported for processing into a fuel source.
The new centre is delivering a range of positive outcomes in waste management in the region including:
Salvage and Save Shop
- growing community awareness of and involvement in the recycling of waste;
- the opportunity for people on lower incomes to be able to purchase quality second hand products from the Salvage & Save shop at affordable prices; and
- work opportunities in the Salvage & Save operation for local disadvantaged people.