EMRC operates the Red Hill Waste Management Facility on behalf of six member Councils:
Consisting of several parcels of land, the site is situated about 12km north-east of Midland on the south side of Toodyay Road, and east of the Darling escarpment. Prior to EMRC purchasing the site, the Department of Main Roads used the land as a borrow pit for the excavation of pisolitic laterite gravel used in road construction. Following a detailed environmental study, the land was licensed for use as a landfill site.
The Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) provides EMRC with an annual license to operate the site once it has been adequately demonstrated that a range of conditions regarding pollution, buffer distances, noise control and waste types and quantities, can be met.
The use of modern techniques and principles of sanitary landfill design and operation, including leachate collection and methane gas capture, have contributed to the site successfully operating within DEC conditions for the last 22 years.
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