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					Kingscote Waste Transfer Station                                                         Environmental Management Plan




                      Kingscote Waste Transfer Facility
                      Environmental Management Plan




             Kingscote Waste Depot
                Kangaroo Island
                                           23 October 2006



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Kingscote Waste Transfer Station                                                         Environmental Management Plan


AIM
This document full fills the requirements of an EPA Licence Number 2595 and the
Development Application. This Environmental Management Plan forms an attachment to the
Kingscote Landfill Environmental Management Plan

BACKGROUND
Management
The site is managed in accordance with the Kingscote Landfill Environmental Management
Plan which has been approved by the EPA subject to some modifications which are still
being developed and EPA Licence Number 2595.

Design Specifications
The attached design layouts are modified Figures 5 and 8 of the Kingscote Landfill
Environmental Management Plan. Final design specifications are currently being developed
and will be submitted for “building rules” and EPA approval prior to construction. It is
anticipated that these will be available by end January 2005.

The Green Waste Composting Facility received Development Approval, DA- 520/0202/04,
on 1 December 2004. An Environmental Management Plan has also been approved for this
facility. The location of this facility is slightly modified under this plan. The facility will form
a portion of the capping for the old landfill area.

The Temporary Cardboard Storage Area received Development Approval, DA 520/0129/04,
subject to “building rules” approval, on 1 December 2004. This plan proposes to relocate this
facility to a permanent location.

The “Leachate Collection Pond” and the “New Cell” as detailed on the design layout will not
be developed at this stage. The site however will remain licenced as a landfill in case these
facilities are required in the future.

As constructed diagrams will be provided to the EPA when all aspects are completed.




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Kingscote Waste Transfer Station                                                         Environmental Management Plan




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Kingscote Waste Transfer Station                                                         Environmental Management Plan


SITING OF THE DEPOT
General
The Kingscote Waste Transfer Facility will be located as per the modified Figure 5 of the
Kingscote Landfill Environmental Management Plan.

Statutory Requirements
This Environmental Management Plan has been developed to satisfy the EPA Licence 2595
Conditions and the Kingscote Landfill Environmental Management Plan.

This plan is part of the Development Application and satisfies all requirements, along with
attachments, of the Development Approval Process.

Public Consultation
The Kangaroo Island Community is aware of this proposed facility. A full education program
is being developed to advise the community of the changes Council is making in relation to
Waste Management.

Depot Zoning
The zoning in the Kangaroo Island Planning Amendment Review for the Kingscote Waste
Depot is “General Industrial”.

Separation Distances
Section 2.4 of the Kingscote Landfill Environmental Management Plan advises of buffer
distances. The closest dwelling is 500m to the east of the site, another is located 1000m in a
northerly direction from the site.

Previous Land Use
The site has been used as a Waste Depot and Landfill since 1993.

Infrastructure
The design layout outlines a large amount of infrastructure to be constructed at the site
including-
       Waste Transfer Facility-
              This facility consists of a 37m x 22m x 8m shed where putrescible waste will
              be deposited prior to loading into the transfer vehicle. The shed will also
              contain the paper and cardboard recycling operations.
       Cardboard Storage Area-
              The Cardboard Storage Area will be located close to the Waste Transfer
              Facility to store the “baled” products prior to transport for recycling. The
              existing temporary structure will be relocated to this permanent location.
       Gatekeepers Office-
              This facility consists of a modified “shipping container” that will contain the
              office and staff facilities. The office is planned to have cash register facilities,
              weighbridge operations, airconditioners, lunch room facilities etc
       Weighbridge-
              A weighbridge is proposed to be installed adjoining the Gatekeepers Office




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Kingscote Waste Transfer Station                                                         Environmental Management Plan

          Green Waste Composting Facility-
                The Green Waste Composting Facility will be constructed in accordance with
                DA- 520/0202/04 and the Environmental Management Plan, at the slightly
                modified location

Electricity will be connected to the Gate Keepers Office, Waste Transfer Facility and Green
Waste Composting Facility.

Fire is managed in accordance with Section 4.14 of the Kingscote Landfill Environmental
Management Plan. A stand pipe is located in accordance with the proposed site layout.

Telephone services will be connected to the site in the future. The site currently uses a mobile
phone system and Council radio system for communications.

Access and Transport Considerations
It is anticipated that all the roads indicated on the above site layout will be sealed.

Internal tracks will be developed using compacted marl so access to disposal areas can be
achieved safely.

Climate
Refer to Section 2.2.5 of the Kingscote Landfill Environmental Management Plan.

Hydrology
Refer to Section 2.2 of the Kingscote Landfill Environmental Management Plan.

Significant Natural Areas
There is no significant natural areas located on or near the site.

Airport
There is no airport near the site. The closest airport is about 10 km away.

Type and Size of Depot to be Established
The depot will be constructed in accordance with the design layout. Specifications will be
provided for “building rules” and EPA approval prior to construction.




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Kingscote Waste Transfer Station                                                         Environmental Management Plan


Design and Construction of Depot
General
The Transfer Station will be constructed in accordance with the design layout and
specifications, once approved.

Types of Waste
The waste types received will be the same as currently received at the Kingscote Waste
Depot.

The EPA License allows the following waste items to be received at the site-
      • Domestic
      • Commercial
      • Municipal
      • Industrial
      • Green Organic
      • Construction and Demolition
      • Oil
      • Batteries
      • Tyres
      • Non friable asbestos

The site will continue to manage all these waste streams however the “Waste Transfer
Facility” will only manage putrescible.

Plant flooring and roofing
The floor of the Waste Transfer Facility will be double reinforced concrete constructed in
accordance with the design specifications. A central leachate drain is proposed which collects
leachate in a sump located between the truck loading facility and baling operations.

The facility will be roofed with a 1m over hang on each side.

Stormwater Management
Stormwater drains will be located in accordance with the design layout. The Stormwater
Detention Basin will also be constructed. These will be constructed in accordance with
Section 4.6.2 of the Kingscote Landfill Environmental Management Plan. “As constructed”
diagrams will be provided to the EPA on completion of construction.

Rainwater will be collected from the roof in a series of tanks. Overflows from these tanks
will be connected to the stormwater drain system and Detention Basin. The collected water
will be used to assist in the management of the Green Waste Composting Facility. The
storage of the “clean” rainwater will be isolated from the runoff water from the Green Waste
Composting Facility.

Appropriate drains, bunds and grading will be installed around the Waste Transfer Facility to
prevent stormwater entering the waste storage areas.




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Kingscote Waste Transfer Station                                                         Environmental Management Plan

Leachate Management
Leachate within the Waste Transfer Facility will be managed by the slope of the facility floor.
In simple terms the leachate will flow to the center of the facility, via a 2% slope, the leachate
will then flow to the loading end of the facility, via a ½ 150mm drain and 2% slope, into a
5m long x 0.5m wide by 0.5m deep collection sump. A 150mm pipe will connect the facility
floor drain with the sump.

It is anticipated that no or very little leachate will be produced for the following reasons-
     • The facility is undercover
     • Stormwater cannot access the facility
     • Waste will be continually loaded into the Transfer Vehicle
If the sump catches leachate, advise from the EPA will be sought on appropriate disposal
methods.

Plant and Equipment
The plant and equipment located at the site will be kept to a minimum and ideally will consist
of the following-
        Loader
               This will be used to manage waste within the facility and assist in the
               operations on the site generally
        Baler
               For the management of the cardboard, paper and plastic
        Transfer Vehicle
               It is anticipated a 90m³ or greater Walking Floor Transfer Vehicle will be
               located in the loading area the majority of the time. This vehicle will be used
               to transfer waste to the mainland for disposal or recycling
        Mulcher
               A Mulcher will be located on site to assist in the green waste composting
               operations

Weighbridge
A weighbridge is proposed to be located at the site to record movements of waste in and out
of the site.

On-site Roads and Vehicle Staging
As stated previously the main access roads will be sealed and the internal roads will be made
of compacted marl. The location of the internal roads will be developed following the
construction of the Waste Transfer Facility. This will ensure the site operates around this
facility. The internal roads will be constructed using the following criteria-
            • Maximize space available for waste disposal
            • Encourage the public to use resource recovery opportunities
            • Ease of access for Waste Collection Vehicles
            • Little conflict between Waste Transfer Vehicles and the general public

There is not a requirement for vehicle staging as the amount of vehicles using the site is low.
The current management of the site indicates this.

The waste transfer operations occur in locations that are separate from the public access
areas.


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Kingscote Waste Transfer Station                                                         Environmental Management Plan

Visual Impact
Refer to Section 2.4 of the Kingscote Landfill Environmental Management Plan. The buffers
within the site will be vegetated over time.

Landscaping Areas
As per above.

Noise
The site is currently managed as a Waste Depot and the proposed change will only see an
extra two to three trucks per week entering the site for Transfer Operations. Due to ferry
constraints, this will occur at times when the noise impact on the surrounding area is low.

The closest dwelling is 500m from the site and the area is zoned “General Industrial”.

Odour
Odours from the Waste Transfer Facility will be managed in various ways including-
          • The Waste Transfer Facility has a series doors which can be opened or closed
              to manage this issue
          • The Transfer Vehicle will be covered nightly and when not being filled
          • Once full, the Transfer Vehicle will be taken to the disposal site within 24
              hours where possible
          • It is anticipated putrescible waste will be located at the site less than 5 days at
              a time
          • The closest dwelling is 500m from the site

The Environmental Management Plan for the Green Waste Composting Facility addresses
this issue for this facility.

Dust
The heavy vehicle access roads will be surfaced with bitumen. Internal roads will be
compacted marl. The current site has a low dust issue and as a result these actions will
produce less dust than the current operations.

The Waste Transfer Facility will have a concrete floor.

There is therefore no likelihood of dust issues.

Vectors
Vector impacts in the Waste Transfer Facility will be managed in various ways including-
          • The Waste Transfer Facility has a series doors which can be opened or closed
              to manage this issue. All doors will be closed when the site is not attended
          • The Transfer Vehicle will be covered nightly and when not being filled
          • Once full, the Transfer Vehicle will be taken to the disposal site within 24
              hours where possible
          • It is anticipated putrescible waste will be located at the site less than 5 days at
              a time

Fire Management
Refer to Section 4.14 of the Kingscote Landfill Environmental Management Plan. A
standpipe is located in accordance with the design layout.

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Kingscote Waste Transfer Station                                                         Environmental Management Plan

Litter Control
Litter from the Waste Transfer Facility will be managed in various ways including-
           • The Waste Transfer Facility has a series doors which can be opened or closed
               to manage this issue. All doors will be closed when the site is not attended
           • The Transfer Vehicle will be covered nightly and when not being filled
           • Once full, the Transfer Vehicle will be taken to the disposal site within 24
               hours where possible
           • It is anticipated putrescible waste will be located at the site less than 5 days at
               a time

Fencing and Security
Refer to Section 4.15 of the Kingscote Landfill Environmental Management Plan. “Fake”
security cameras have also been installed, these maybe upgraded to “real” if security becomes
an issue.

Signage
The appropriate signage is installed on the site to advise of the appropriate regulations.
Examples of the signs suggested are below-




                                        Kangaroo Island Council
                                           Kingscote Landfill
                                        HOURS OF OPERATION
                             Sunday to Friday               1:00pm to 4:30pm
                                 Saturday               9:00am to 12 noon
                           Special opening times can be arranged in advance by
                               telephoning 8553 0070 (Monday to Friday).
                                         A call out fee may apply




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Kingscote Waste Transfer Station                                                         Environmental Management Plan

                                                Waste Collection Fees

                                                   Trucks
                                   Per Cubic Meter                 $10.00
                                                   Trailer
                                   Double Axle with Cage           $20.00
                                   Double Axle                     $15.00
                                   Single Axle with Cage           $15.00
                                   Single Axle                     $10.00
                                                     Ute
                                   Cage                            $10.00
                                    Level                           $5.00
                                                     Car
                                    Boot                            $5.00
                                                    Tyres
                                Large eg Tractor                $15.00 each
                                 Heavy Truck                     $8.00 each
                                 Light Truck                    $4.00 each
                                 Car                            $3.00 each
                                                 Car Bodies
                                                $40.00 each
                                              Batteries and Oil
                                   Oil                     $0.10 per litre
                                     Batteries               $1.00 each
                         Final fee at the discretion of the Waste Depot Caretaker

                                 ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AUTHORITY

                    LICENSEE                                 KANGAROO ISLAND COUNCIL

                    LICENCE NO                               2595

                    LICENCE TO RECEIVE                       DOMESTIC, COMMERCIAL,
                                                             INDUSTRIAL, GREEN ORGANIC,
                                                             CONSTRUCTION AND
                                                             DEMOLITION, NON-FRIABLE
                                                             ASBESTOS, OIL, BATTERIES
                                                             AND TYRES

                                      NO LIQUID WASTES ACCEPTED

Specific storage areas are appropriately signed for example- drumMUSTER, Waste Oil,
Tyres, Recyclables, Recyclables, Putrescibles, Salvage etc.

Facilities
Facilities at the site will consist of the following-
        Gatekeepers Office with staff facilities
        Portaloo
        Council Radio Communications
        Telephone will be installed in the facility




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Kingscote Waste Transfer Station                                                         Environmental Management Plan


Operation and Management of the Depot
General
The site will be managed in accordance with EPA License 2595 and the Kingscote Landfill
Environmental Management Plan.

Waste will be managed within the “Waste Transfer Facility” and “Cardboard Storage Area”
as follows-
    • The Kerbside Collection Vehicle will empty of the putrescible side of the facility.
         This waste will then be “pushed” into the Transfer Vehicle.
    • General public accessing the site will dispose of waste at the appropriate locations.
         Mixed loads and loads of putrescible will be placed on the putrescible side of the
         facility, sorted by the Site Attendant (where possible) and “pushed” into the Transfer
         Vehicle.
    • When the Transfer Vehicle is full it will leave the site and be replaced with an empty
         vehicle.
    • Recyclables, primarily paper and cardboard, will be “pushed” into the baler. The
         baled material will be relocated into the Cardboard Storage Area. When there is
         enough material this will be transported to the mainland for recycling
    • In the future this facility will be managed to maximize recycling opportunities from
         household waste. For example bulk recyclables would be stored on the recyclable side
         and when enough was stored these would be placed in the Transfer Vehicle for
         transport to mainland for recycling.
As a general rule the putrescible waste will be placed in the Transfer Vehicle continually and
at the end of each day there will be no putrescible waste remaining in the Waste Transfer
Facility. This is primarily subject to ferry constraints. Recyclables will be baled twice weekly
in the first instance.

The following contingencies will be in place to ensure environmental harm does not occur-
   • It is anticipated that the time between when the Transfer Vehicle is full until disposal
       will be less than 24 hours. This is subject to negotiations with the ferry companies.
   • Two Transfer Vehicles will be dedicated to this operation
   • At the end of each day all putrescible waste will be removed from the Waste Transfer
       Facility
   • The storage capacity of the Transfer Facility, on the putrescible side, is 30m x 10m x
       8m or 2400m3. It is anticipated that no more than 200m3 of waste is produced in a
       week.
   • The doors on the Waste Transfer Facility will be managed to ensure environmental
       harm does not occur and will be all closed when staff are not located at the site.
   • The Transfer Vehicle will have covers which will cover the loaded waste when the
       vehicle is not being loaded

The contingency plan for this operation is as follows-
           1. Waste will be continually loaded into the transfer vehicle
           2. If this fails, waste will be stored in the shed for no longer than 1 week
           3. If this fails, the existing landfill cell will be used for disposal
           4. If this cannot occur other options will be discussed with the EPA.
The EPA will be advised if Contingency 2, 3 or 4 are required as soon as possible or within
48 hours, which ever is the least.

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Kingscote Waste Transfer Station                                                         Environmental Management Plan

The following is a summary of how the other waste types are proposed to be managed-
       • Recyclables, other than paper, cardboard and plastic, will be placed into bins and
          taken to the local recycling depot
       • Green Waste will be managed in the Green Waste Composting Facility in
          accordance with the Environmental Management Plan
       • Tyres will be stored in the location indicated in accordance with the CFS
          Guidelines, when >5,000 are stored they will be reduced to <250mm size and
          transported to mainland for disposal
       • Steel will be stored and periodically will be compacted and transported to
          mainland for recycling
       • Building and demolition (soil and rubble etc) waste will be stored at the site and
          used for capping of the old landfill to achieve final landform
       • Timber and building materials will also be stored at the site and transported to the
          mainland when the quantity is sufficient
       • Waste Oil, cooking and engine, and batteries will be collected and stored until
          sufficient quantities are stored for transport to Council Operations Centre prior to
          recycling
       • A drumMUSTER compound is located on site and will be managed by trained
          staff, the site attendant.
       • Non friable asbestos will continued to be landfilled at the site in accordance with
          the appropriate guidelines
       • Prohibited substances will be managed as outlined in the Kingscote Landfill
          Environmental Management Plan

The Waste Depot Caretaker will coordinate disposal of all waste within the site. This includes
Kerbside Collection Vehicle, General Public, Contractors and Transfer Vehicles

Record Keeping
The appropriate records will be kept and recorded at the site these include-
      EPA Licence-            Displayed on site
      Incoming Waste-         Recorded on site
                              Stored at Council Operations Centre
      Outgoing Waste-         Approximate quantities recorded on site (eg number of bins)
                              Recorded at Kingscote Waste Depot (weighbridge)
                              Kept at Council Operations Centre
      Complaints-             Recorded on site (standard form)
                              Stored at Council Operations Centre including responses made
                              Reported to EPA within 24 hours

Maintenance of the Depot and Equipment
The site supervisor is responsible for the operation of the site and to ensure the waste is
deposited in the correct location and the site is kept tidy. The Team Leader, Recreation and
Waste Services oversees this management.

Plant and Equipment will be maintained in accordance with Council Policy.




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Kingscote Waste Transfer Station                                                         Environmental Management Plan

Supervision
It is anticipated that 2 staff will be located on site during most opening times. One staff
member will meet all vehicles at the Gatekeepers Office while another staff member will
assist visitors at the Waste Transfer Facility.

People entering the site for waste transfer operations and general maintenance will be fully
trained in the operation of the site.

Risk Management and Assurance
The depot has been designed to minimise risk to all involved.

Following the construction of the Waste Transfer Facility, a full risk analysis will be
undertaken in accordance with Council Policy, prior to opening. Any risks identified will be
rectified prior to opening.

Occupation Health Safety and Welfare inspections will occur at the site on a quarterly basis
identifying any risks that occur. Employees also have a reporting procedure for any risks
identified.

The risk of environmental harm from this facility is determined to be low compared to
continuing the landfilling operations at the site. This facility will also demand resource
recovery opportunities are maximized.

Education
Prior to entering the site all contractors and employees are inducted to the site and fully
trained on the operations of the site. Council has developed a Waste Manual that covers all
aspects of waste management on Kangaroo Island and employee responsibilities. This manual
is updated as information changes and each employee and contractors is supplied with the
new information

The Waste Manual includes-
      Emergency Procedures
      Evacuation Plan
      EPA Licence
      Job Descriptions
      Policies and Procedures
      Staff Operating Procedures
      EPA Guidelines
      Correspondence/Complaints/Records (forms)

Regular meetings occur between Waste Management staff and contractors to ensure every
person has the up to date information.

Public Relations
As part of the new directions of Kangaroo Island Council are taking in relation to Waste
Management, a project has been developed to educate the community in relation to these
changes. A person will be employed specifically to educate the community.




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Kingscote Waste Transfer Station                                                         Environmental Management Plan

Hours of Operation
The Site Supervisor will oversee all waste deposition during opening times. The current
operating hours of the site are as follows-
       • Sunday to Friday- 1:00pm to 4:30pm
       • Saturday-             9:00am to 12 noon
These times maybe revised in the future following the implementation of these changes.

Transfer Operations and recyclable management may occur within or outside of these times.

Quality Control
The gatekeeper will inspect each vehicle as it arrives at the site and instruct the vehicle driver
where the waste is to be deposited. The gatekeeper will also ensure that the driver follows the
instructions.

If an assorted load of waste arrives that is impossible to sort then the gate fee may be
increased to provide a financial disincentive for disposing of mixed loads.

Public Safety
The site has been designed to provide a high level of public safety.

All visitors to the Waste Depot, who are not disposing of waste, are required to sign in and
out of a record book and where the appropriate protective clothing including a reflective
jacket provided by the Waste Depot Caretaker.

Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare
The Waste Manual covers the responsibilities of employees, employers and contractors in
relation to the Occupational Health Safety and Welfare Act 1986.

Quarterly Occupational Health Safety and Welfare Inspections also occur in accordance with
Council Policy.




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