Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Good News If You Live near Bonnick Rd Dump; New Extraction System to Reduce Gas, Bad Smells, Global Warming

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Good News If You Live near Bonnick Rd Dump; New Extraction System to Reduce Gas, Bad Smells, Global Warming

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GYMPIE Regional Council has appointed Landfill Gas Industries Pty Ltd to install and operate a landfill gas extraction and flaring system at the Bonnick Rd dump.

The environmentally friendly system will significantly reduce methane emissions to the atmosphere, reduce the migration of gas to surrounding land and reduce odours from the site.

Environment Sustainability, Tourism and Special Projects councillor Daryl Dodt said methane contributed almost 30 per cent of harmful gases which contribute to global warming.

"The take-home message to our ratepayers is that we have negotiated a deal with LGI to deliver this service with no cost to ratepayers," he said.

"The landfill extractor is part of council's commitment to ensuring waste processes are environmentally friendly.

"Managing landfill waste emissions and odours is something all councils are required to do to the best of their ability, and our waste management team has found a way to do this without cost to the ratepayer. …

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