Stotts Creek Resource Recovery Centre
This facility can accept general solid waste, construction and demolition waste, asbestos (see information for transport and disposal of asbestos
) and a wide range of recyclable
Stotts Creek Resource Recovery Centre accepts cash, eftpos, visa, mastercard and cheque. Phone:
(02) 6670 7400Open:
Monday – Friday 7am – 3.45pm, weekends and public holidays 9am – 3.45pm (Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day) Address: Leddays Creek Road, Stotts Creek, Off Tweed Valley Way.Google Maps LocationFrom North:
Take the Tweed Valley Way exit at Chinderah (located just south of the RTA weigh bridge). Leddays Creek Road is exactly 5kms on your left. A large blue/green sign is on the corner which says 'Stotts Creek Resource Recovery Centre, Dog and Cat Pound, Tip Shop'. Follow the bitumen road until you come to the weighbridge.From West:
from Cabarita travel along Clothiers Creek Road until you arrive at Tweed Valley Way. Almost directly opposite are the Condong Sugar Mill and the Condong Bowling Club. Turn right here and after approx. 9kms turn right into Leddays Creek Road. A large blue/green sign is on the corner which says 'Stotts Creek Resource Recovery Centre, Dog and Cat Pound, Tip Shop'. Follow Leddays Creek Road (remaining on the bitumen road) until you come to the weighbridge. If coming from Murwillumbah, also travel along Tweed Valley Way and turn right at Leddays Creek Road.
Other facilities offered
- Vehicle weighing service ($28.30 fee for 2015/16) for the purpose of going over The Pits for vehicle registration in NSW.
- Green waste is processed into mulch onsite by a private contractor and due to the recent changes in State Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Legislation, mulch is currently not permitted to be sold from Stotts Creek Resource Recovery Centre. Council is working with the EPA to provide a long term solution, however it is not anticipated that mulch will be available in the near future.
- The Tip Shop provides many re-useable treasures for sale to the general public. They do not accept donations at the tip shop, but can accept donations at their Repsychlers Op-Shop in Tweed Heads (behind the ten pin bowling alley).Their trading hours are 9am - 3.30pm, 7 days a week (Closed public holidays). To contact the Tip shop, phone 0448 017 349 between 9am and 3.30pm.
- Sale of Vetiver Grass. Please see Fees and Charges for current costs. Contact Tweed Shire Council availability.
Methane Power Plant at Stotts Creek
When food scraps and garden waste break down in a landfill, they do so without oxygen and therefore produce methane gas. Methane gas emissions into the atmosphere have 24 times more of an impact on global warming than carbon dioxide emissions. To capture this methane, a methane gas extraction system and micro power station operates at the Stotts Creek Resource Recovery Centre. This system captures methane produced by the rotting vegetative matter buried in the landfill and uses it to generate electricity, which is then put into the grid. Since commissioning in 2006, this micro power station has combusted over 4,300,000m3
of landfill gas.
You can help reduce methane gas emissions by composting your food and garden waste at home (turning a compost system helps this organic matter break down with oxygen), or by requesting a green waste bin from council, where garden prunings are kept out of landfill and instead turned into mulch. Please note that the green waste bin is only available to the current urban service area. To find out if this service is available in your area or for more information, contact Council’s Waste Management Unit on (02) 6670 2694.
Tyalgum Transfer StationThe Tyalgum Transfer Station is now CLOSED
Council resolved to close the Tyalgum Waste Transfer Station at the end of the 2013/2014 financial year and establish a scenic lookout on the site, following several months of engagement with the local community after it was identified that low usage of the facility was contributing to its $61,000 annual operating deficit. For further details, please see www.yoursaytweed.com.au/tyalgumwastetransfer or contact the Council's Coordinator Waste Management on (02) 6670 2659
Waste Transport Licences - Commercial
Commercial third party transporting of liquid or solid waste across a public place requires approval from Council using the Waste Transport Licence 2016 (34kB PDF)
form. Council issues 12 month approvals, which expire each year on 31 March.
This requirement generally applies to waste transporting companies that transport waste for fee or reward. For further information, please contact Council's friendly Waste Management team on Telephone (02) 6670 2694 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposed Eviron Road Quarry and LandfillAs a result of the expanding population in the Tweed area, increasing pressures are being placed on local resources and infrastructure. In particular, there is increasing demand being placed on waste management services. As such, this is an area that Tweed Shire Council has identified as being of high priority to address. Based upon Council data, it is predicted that Council’s existing landfill, Stott’s Creek landfill, is nearing capacity and is expected to be full by 2013. Council has been acquiring land in close proximity to this site for the purposes of investigation for use for future landfill area. Under the Tweed Local Environmental Plan 2000 (LEP), the land owned by Council is appropriately zoned (5(a) Special Purposes) for the purposes of developing a landfill. Tweed Shire Council is proceeding with investigation and design. This land is earmarked for the future Tweed Botanic Gardens. For further information please click on the Information Sheets Below.
Information Sheet 1 (390kB PDF)
Information Sheet 2 (307kB PDF)
Information Sheet 3 (244kB PDF)