Residents keen for the reopening of Kincumber tip have been disappointed by Central Coast Council’s decision to keep the waste management facility closed.
Following a comprehensive assessment of the facility’s infrastructure and services, Council made the decision at its meeting on February 8 to keep the tip closed while it continues to review opportunities for the site’s best use in the future.
Administrator Dick Persson said unlike Council’s major public waste management facilities at Woy Woy to the south and Buttonderry to the north, the Kincumber facility is not required for the delivery of Council’s essential domestic waste collection and associated services.
“Since 2009, the Kincumber Waste Management Facility has operated solely as a waste transfer facility, meaning that all material delivered to the site is later reloaded and transported to other facilities, including the Woy Woy Waste Management Facility located only 17.8km away,” Persson said.
“In late March 2020, in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, Council took precautions to keep our staff and community safe and temporarily closed the Kincumber Waste Management Facility.
“As a result of this closure, Council realised substantial operational savings through reduced employee costs, materials and contracts and given our current financial situation that is a positive outcome.
“This now gives Council the opportunity to have a good look as to how it might be better utilised.”
Residents looking to responsibly dispose of waste can still utilise Council’s two major public waste management facilities – Woy Woy Waste Management Facility and Buttonderry Waste Management Facility – located at the northern and southern ends of the Central Coast.
These facilities operate seven days a week and feature purpose-built public drop off infrastructure, in addition to offering a wide range of landfill and resource recovery services.
Residents can also take advantage of Council’s comprehensive domestic waste bulk kerbside collection service.
Households are entitled to six bulk kerbside collections per year, which reset annually on February 1 and can be booked at 1coast.com.au.
Media release, Feb 9
Central Coast Council