Gregadoo Waste Management Centre Redevelopment


Council is working hard to create a cleaner, greener environment by upgrading and redeveloping the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre (GWMC) to meet the needs of our growing city. The aim of the five initiatives below is to improve efficiency, introduce new waste management technology, simplify waste disposal and improve access for the community.



Council is working hard to create a cleaner, greener environment by upgrading and redeveloping the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre (GWMC) to meet the needs of our growing city. The aim of the five initiatives below is to improve efficiency, introduce new waste management technology, simplify waste disposal and improve access for the community.


  • Gregadoo gas capture network to expand

    2 months ago
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    Another stage in a series of improvements at the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre will be achieved in coming weeks when an important piece of infrastructure is expanded at the site.

    Wagga City Council will be extending the existing gas capture network into three more waste cells which increases methane gas extraction and destruction. Work on the project starts on Monday, 3 February

    Read the full Council News article on our website.

    Another stage in a series of improvements at the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre will be achieved in coming weeks when an important piece of infrastructure is expanded at the site.

    Wagga City Council will be extending the existing gas capture network into three more waste cells which increases methane gas extraction and destruction. Work on the project starts on Monday, 3 February

    Read the full Council News article on our website.
  • New compactor helping manage recycling at waste centre

    2 months ago
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    Have you visited the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre recently?

    Did you spot a giant blue and yellow machine inside the processing centre and wonder ‘what on earth is that’?

    Well, curious community members, it’s Wagga City Council’s new Super 75 Fully Automatic Baler, capable of pressing up to four tons of waste an hour.

    “It will enable compaction of cardboard, hard plastics, plastic film and aluminium and steel cans,” Project Coordinator Phill Blake said.

    Read the full Council News article on our website.

    Have you visited the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre recently?

    Did you spot a giant blue and yellow machine inside the processing centre and wonder ‘what on earth is that’?

    Well, curious community members, it’s Wagga City Council’s new Super 75 Fully Automatic Baler, capable of pressing up to four tons of waste an hour.

    “It will enable compaction of cardboard, hard plastics, plastic film and aluminium and steel cans,” Project Coordinator Phill Blake said.

    Read the full Council News article on our website.

  • Initiatives of the GWMC Redevelopment

    2 months ago

    Project - Cardboard Compactor

    A new compactor will be installed to replace the aging sole-product cardboard compactor with the objective to increase capacity to meet rising demand, and improve efficiency. The new compactor will process a variety of recyclable items such as hard plastic, plastic bottles, tin and aluminium cans as well as cardboard. The bales will be transported to recycling facilities for processing.

    Cost: $250k (total cost 2019/20 budget)

    Grant funding: $49k

    Completion: September 2019


    Project - Carbon Mate Access Road

    A new, sealed, heavy vehicle access road is being constructed to allow Carbon Mate access to their new...

    Project - Cardboard Compactor

    A new compactor will be installed to replace the aging sole-product cardboard compactor with the objective to increase capacity to meet rising demand, and improve efficiency. The new compactor will process a variety of recyclable items such as hard plastic, plastic bottles, tin and aluminium cans as well as cardboard. The bales will be transported to recycling facilities for processing.

    Cost: $250k (total cost 2019/20 budget)

    Grant funding: $49k

    Completion: September 2019


    Project - Carbon Mate Access Road

    A new, sealed, heavy vehicle access road is being constructed to allow Carbon Mate access to their new larger leased site on the western side of the GWMC.

    Cost: $810k (total cost 2019/20 budget)

    Completion: October 2019


    Project - Expansion of Gas Capture Capability & Gas Powered Evaporator

    Extending the existing gas capture network into three more waste cells will increase methane gas extraction levels

    Methane will be burnt off in the existing gas flare. When burnt, methane produces carbon dioxide. Methane is roughly 30 times more potent as a heat-trapping gas than carbon dioxide.

    Cost: $300K (total cost 2019/20 budget)

    Completion: Early 2020


    Project - Weighbridge Relocation

    A new weighbridge will be constructed closer to the main entrance into the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre. It will include:

    • Shelter over the office and weighbridge decks
    • Weighbridge office with disabled access and accessible toilet/shower
    • Staff & visitor carpark with accessible parking
    • B – Double inward bound and outward bound weighbridge decks which will allow for more efficient and accurate measurement of waste
    Completion: Late 2020

    Project - Community Recycling Centre

    The Community Recycling Centre program is an initiative of the NSW Government, which aims to make it easy to safely dispose of materials that are hazardous to the environment or to public health.

    The Community Recycling Centre will provide a place for the community to dispose of the following items free of charge:

    • Household and vehicle batteries
    • Water based paints
    • Oil-based paints
    • Motor oil
    • Other oils including cooking oils
    • Smoke detectors
    • Fluorescent tubes and lamps
    • Gas cylinders
    • Fire extinguishers

    Grant Funding: $200k (NSW Environmental Trust)

    Completion: Late 2021