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City’s waste needs met for the next decade thanks to $24 million project

With Newcastle to grow to around 187,000 residents by 2030, City of Newcastle has invested $24 million into the construction of a new landfill site at Summerhill Waste Management Centre.


The Cell 9 project will cater for the city’s waste disposal needs for the next 10 years and is complemented by the work of the Resource Recovery Centre, which has already diverted more than 3,100 tonnes of recyclable product from landfill in its first 12 months of operation.

The new landfill cell will take almost three million cubic metres of waste materials that are unable to be recycled, with the equivalent of 280 Olympic swimming pools of earth and rock excavated during its construction.

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