Burdekin Shire Council will construct a new waste cell at Kirknie Road Landfill to extend the life of the facility.
Mayor Bill Lowis said the new cell would come at a cost of $2 million.
“This is a lot of money, but it has to be spent to ensure there is no leakage of contaminants into our water supplies,” he said.
“The new cell, along with other initiatives aimed at increasing recycling rates and decreasing the amount of waste going to landfill, will ensure Council gets the best value from this investment.”
Cr Lowis said $50,000 would be spent on the installation of a new bin at the Home Hill Waste Transfer Station which would increase the facility’s capacity.
“Council also is installing boom gates at the Ayr Waste Transfer Station at a cost of $25,000,” he said.
“The boom gates will help Council to record the usage of the Ayr facility and to improve traffic flow through the facility.”