WHITTON'S domestic waste and recycled items will soon have a new home.
Work to construct the Whitton Transfer Station is underway, with the project expected to be completed by around August.
Leeton Shire Council's waste and recycling co-ordinator Guy Retallick said the idea behind the transfer station was to encourage waste to be safely disposed of and to promote "resource recovery".
In designing the station, council took into consideration a number of key aspects such as ease of site access and use, the safety of workers and residents, and protection of the surrounding environment.
"Users will be able to access the site via a one-way travel lane from Naradhun Street to Loughnan Street," Mr Retallick said.
"Council staff will supervise the site to monitor the quantity and types of wastes being generated to prevent any cases of illegal dumping.
"Further, trees and shrubs will be planted around the site to serve as windbreaks and the roads will be sealed to reduce dust."
There will also be increased controls on stormwater runoff and all skip bins will have lids.
Once open, council plans to trial operating hours on a Wednesday from 12.30pm to 4.30pm and Saturdays from 8.30am to 12.30pm.
The site will be locked after hours.
"Improvements to Whitton's waste collection point is set to benefit the township and surrounds as well as the environment through recycling and environmental protection measures in the site's design," council's general manager Jackie Kruger said.