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Media Release - Council brings waste services back in-house

15th July 2022

At Council’s General Meeting held on Tuesday 28 June 2022, Council resolved to cease outsourcing the management of the Halifax Resource Recovery Centre, and commence management of the service in-house.

Council has outsourced management of the Halifax Resource Recovery Centre to NQ Employment Services since 2016.

As a result, the Halifax Resource Recovery Centre will be staffed and managed by Council employees commencing on Saturday 1 October 2022.

Mayor Ramon Jayo took the opportunity to thank NQ Employment Services for their services to the community over the past six years.

“Council was pleased with the manner in which NQ Employment Services managed the facility throughout, but rising costs associated with waste management overall, particularly implementation of the new state waste strategy and circular economy principles have forced Council to closely examine all avenues of cost minimisation and saving”.

“Modelling presented by staff indicated that resourcing operations internally in conjunction with operations at Warrens Hill Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre would promote better efficiency and flexibility through scale and complementary service” said Mayor Jayo.

Council is not contemplating any changes to current operations of the site, including existing days and hours of operations as well as services provided.

To view the full report presented to Council or the Unconfirmed Meeting Minutes, please visit Council’s website, Meetings and Minutes page.

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