Shoalhaven Resource Recovery Facility (RRF)

Advanced Recycling Technology for the Shoalhaven

The Shoalhaven is running out of landfilling space. Within 12 years our West Nowra landfill facility will reach capacity.

As a result, Shoalhaven City Council has undergone an extensive process of consulting with industry experts to find an economically and environmentally sound solution to a waste problem that faces local governments across Australia.

Household mixed-waste (red lid bins) in the Shoalhaven will soon be processed at a new facility in West Nowra – The West Nowra Resource Recovery Facility (RRF). Everything that can be reused or recycled is extracted in one process.

This state of the art facility will be Australia’s first Advanced Waste Treatment plant capable of diverting over 90% of Mixed Waste from landfill.

This new processing facility will be constructed on Council owned land, adjacent to the current West Nowra landfill site. Works will commence in 2019 with the facility expected to be fully operational in 2021.

The following video explains the technology the new facility will use.

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Advanced Recycling Technology for the Shoalhaven

The Shoalhaven is running out of landfilling space. Within 12 years our West Nowra landfill facility will reach capacity.

As a result, Shoalhaven City Council has undergone an extensive process of consulting with industry experts to find an economically and environmentally sound solution to a waste problem that faces local governments across Australia.

Household mixed-waste (red lid bins) in the Shoalhaven will soon be processed at a new facility in West Nowra – The West Nowra Resource Recovery Facility (RRF). Everything that can be reused or recycled is extracted in one process.

This state of the art facility will be Australia’s first Advanced Waste Treatment plant capable of diverting over 90% of Mixed Waste from landfill.

This new processing facility will be constructed on Council owned land, adjacent to the current West Nowra landfill site. Works will commence in 2019 with the facility expected to be fully operational in 2021.

The following video explains the technology the new facility will use.

Want to find out more?

Further information on this project is provided via the:

Check out the News Feed below for the latest project update.

To keep abreast of the latest news, subscribe for project updates via the "Stay Informed" button located on this page. Project subscribers will receive email notification when a new article is added to the News Feed.

  • An Australian First in Waste Management

    7 months ago

    22 January 2019

    Shoalhaven City Council is entering into a long-term contract with  Bioelektra Australia Pty Ltd to build and operate a new waste processing facility that uses state of the art technology to provide an environmentally sound solution to a landfill problem that all local governments in Australia face.

    The new Resource Recovery Facility (RRF) will be constructed on Council owned land adjacent to the current West Nowra Landfill site. Works will commence in 2019 and the facility is expected to be fully operational by late 2021.

    At the October 2018 Ordinary Meeting, Council resolved unanimously to adopt the...

    22 January 2019

    Shoalhaven City Council is entering into a long-term contract with  Bioelektra Australia Pty Ltd to build and operate a new waste processing facility that uses state of the art technology to provide an environmentally sound solution to a landfill problem that all local governments in Australia face.

    The new Resource Recovery Facility (RRF) will be constructed on Council owned land adjacent to the current West Nowra Landfill site. Works will commence in 2019 and the facility is expected to be fully operational by late 2021.

    At the October 2018 Ordinary Meeting, Council resolved unanimously to adopt the new technology which will be an Australian first in waste management.

    The Shoalhaven, much like other council areas are running out of landfill space and in 12 years time it is predicted we will reach capacity at our West Nowra Landfill Facility.

    The new facility will be a giant leap forward for how Shoalhaven manages waste that would otherwise end up in the landfill.

    This state-of-the-art facility will be Australia’s first Advanced Treatment plant capable of diverting 90 per cent of mixed waste from the landfill. Everything that can be reused or recycled will be extracted in one process.

    For Shoalhaven residents, this will mean no change in the way that they manage their own household waste.

    The introduction of this new facility is projected to extend the landfill life of the Shoalhaven to more than 50 years.