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Local Government Association


of South Australia




Model
Resource Recovery

Contract



Section D

Specification


Management & Operation
of

Resource Recovery Centre



Version 2

(November 2011
)











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Specification









C
ONTRACT NO
:

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Management & Operation

of

Resource Recovery Centre



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CONTENTS

RRC Management

Specification

1.

INTRODUCTION

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2

2.

RESOURCE RECOVERY CE
NTRE
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2

2.1

General

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2

2.2

Location

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2

2.3

Licences and Approvals

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2

3.

WASTE CATEGORIES TO
BE ACCEPTED

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3

4.

PROHIBITED WASTES

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3

5.

GENERAL DESIGN

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3

6.

OPERATION
AL DETAILS

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4

7.

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGE
MENT

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4

7.1

Council Prepared Plans

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4

7.
2

EMP Minimum Standards

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4

8.

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH,

SAFETY, WELFARE

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5

9.

REPORTING REQUIREMEN
TS

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5

10.

VARIATIONS AND BETTE
R PERFORMANCE

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6

10.1

Innovations and Trials

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6

ANNEXURE 1

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1.

INTRODUCTION

This Specification defines

requirements for the

management and operation of a resource
recovery centre.



The Contractor must ensure that Services provided under this contract address t
he
requirements of the
Specification

and all Services provided under this Contract are to comply
with relevant Australian standards except where this Specification requires otherwise in
which case this specification takes precedence.


2.

RESOURCE RECOVERY CE
NTRE

2.1

General

The proposed Resource R
ecovery Centre (RRC) is to receive solid waste and recyclable
materials from within the
Council area.

The RRC will accept waste from non kerbside
collection areas and also industrial and commercial waste streams.


Services provided under this contract mus
t be delivered in a manner that maximises these
resource recovery activities and promotes continuous improvement.


Include a
ny specific waste sources to be received
such as:

Accept at the RRC all Kerbside Waste and Recycling Collections from inside the Cou
ncil
area.



Include any other specific service requirements here. For example,
bin banks or road
-
side
collection points in rural areas, and provision of
smaller volume Mobile Bins for elderly
Customers.


Include
any specific service requirements, and
a description of
any sharing arrangements
available for multi
-
occupancy
Premises such as:

Two or more multi
-
occupancy Premises may share a Recyclables Mobile Bin with the
approval of Council and the Strata Management Company, Housing Trust, or relevant Bod
y
Corporate.


2.2

Location

The C
ouncil owned Resource Recovery Centre is located at:

Include relevant details including road, Section No, and Hundred.


2.3

Licences and Approvals

The Council will be responsible for obtaining and holding all relevant development
approvals
and operational licences, and any agreement with Council will be conditional on the
Contractor performing the Services in accordance with these licences and approvals.


Council currently holds EPA Licence for the Resource Recovery Centre site:



In
clude site name and location and EPA Licence #




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3.

WASTE CATEGORIES TO
BE ACCEPTED

Waste categories for which provision shall be made to accept are the following:




Domestic solid waste



Domestic recyclable materials (plastic, glass, paper, cardboard)



Garden
organics



Scrap metals (including empty drums, white goods)



Timber and pallets



Construction and demolition (C&D)


domestic quantities



Electronic waste



Used batteries



Tyres



Asbestos
-

subject to licensed disposal facility available



Waste oil
-

subject to co
llection facility



Other waste streams subject to EPA Licence and facilities


4.

PROHIBITED WASTES

Certain wastes are prohibited on the site due to restrictions in Council and/or EPA rules,
regulations or permits and are prohibited at the Resource Recovery Ce
ntre.


Special wastes that are considered unacceptable include
:



Hazardous wastes



Medical or infectious wastes



Asbestos containing materials


arrange through RRC for direct delivery to
####### Landfill that is licensed to receive asbestos.



Animals (live o
r dead), animal carcasses, fish wastes, and offal



Liquid waste
, including paint in any form



Wastes generated from agricultural activities



Contaminated soil



Radioactive wastes

5.

GENERAL DESIGN

In addition to the infrastructure required

to receive specific

waste streams, there are various
other facilities that have been put in place or established by Council. These include but are
not limited to the following:




Gatehouse and Amenities


a suitable building to house toilet, office, washroom
facilities and an

emergency eye wash.



Access and Traffic Management


consideration has been given to public access,
smooth traffic flow, and the ability of large trucks to access receival bin/structures
for changeover.



Stormwater and Wastewater Management


consideration

has been given to
control and treatment where required of both stormwater and wastewater.



Site Services


water (all sites) and telecommunications are available.



Fencing


a 2 m
etre high chain mesh fence will

be erected around the perimeter
of th
e
Resource Recovery Centre.



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6.

OPERATIONAL DETAILS


( a )

The Resource Recovery Centres incorporate sufficient large storage bins for
various waste types
.
Each site is proposed to have
4 large skip bins (either 30

or 40 cubic metres)

and 2 spare/changeover bins
, to

be supplied by the
Contractor. Easy access for predominantly light vehicles and trailers, enabling
direct unload into the bins shall be provided.

( b )

Appropriate number of containers (eg. 240 MGBs)

shall also

be provided, by
the Contractor

for d
omestic
recyclable materials
.

( c )

In addition to the above bins or structures, the RRC will also have the capability
to appropriately receive:

i.

Garden organic material


the organics will be stockpiled and
processed (mulched) approximately twice a year.

ii.

Construction a
nd Demolition materials (domestic quantities). This
material may include concrete, rock, bricks and rubble. Full loads or
large quantities shall be process
ed directly at the
processing location
.
Material will be processed

onsite using a mobile crushing pla
n
t, subject
to any alternative arrangements approved in writing by the Council
.

iii.

General metals.

iv.

Drums and chemical Drum
-
Muster containers. All drums must be triple
washed before entering the facility as per the Drum
-
Muster guidelines.
Tenderers should note

that specific training requirements exist for
management of Drum
-
Muster activities.

v.

Batteries in an area designed to contain spills (bunded)

( d )

Materials collected under Council’s Kerbside Waste and Recycling Collection
Contract are transported directly to A
delaide for processing.

( e )

Ownership of all materials received at the RRC will be with the Contractor.

( f )

Responsibility for sorting, disposal, transport, processing of all material
received at the RRC is with the Contractor.

( g )

Hours of op
ening are
contained in
An
nexure 1:
Environment Management
Plans.

( h )

All gate fees will be approved by Council.


7.

E
NVIRONMENTAL MANAGEM
ENT

7.1

Council Prepared Plans


A draft Environmental Management Plan (EMP) setting out environmental objectives and
standard operating procedures has be
en prepared by Council. See
Annexure 1

to this
Specification.


This Plan must

be reviewed by both the Council and Contractor and adopted as the standard
operating procedures to ensure the RRC performs efficiently, cost effectively, and in
compliance with all applicable occupational health and safety and South Australian
Environment
al Protection Authority EPA rules and regulations.

7.2

EMP Minimum Standards

The following is a schedule of the details to be provided within the EMP:



Site Operations

o

Operating hours

o

Waste accepted

o

Unacceptable waste

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o

Waste handling

o

Traffic control patterns

o

Signage




Site Controls

o

Litter control

o

Dust and odour control

o

Noise control

o

Pest and vermin control

o

Spill prevention procedures

o

Health and Safety

o

Fire fighting facilities

o

Security arrangements




Facility Inspections




Environmental Reporting Procedures

8.

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH,

SAFETY, WELFARE

The Contractor shall
meet all Occupational Health & Safety and Welfare obligations as
detailed in the Conditions of Contract, Clause
##
.

9.

REPORTING REQUIREMEN
TS

Unless otherwise agreed by the Council, the Contractor wil
l be required to provide facilities
for electronic transfer of information to and from the Council. As a minimum requirement, the
Contractor will be required to provide the following reports and data for each service:

Timing

Reporting Requirements

Daily
(Telephone)



Urgent (within one (1) hour)

notifying the Council of
serious personal injury or damage to property, or any
significant interruption to the Services for whatever cause;



Immediate (within two (2) hours)

notifying the Council of
any major malfunc
tion of Contractor’s equipment, industrial
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Timing

Reporting Requirements

Annually upon
anniversary of RRC
Commencement Date




Resource
Recovery Centre audit results;



Occupational Health and Safety Management
System/updates;



Environmental Management Plan updates;



Insurances review and update;



10.

VARIATIONS AND BETTE
R PERFORMANCE

10.1

Innovations and Trials

During the term of the contract the
Contractor is encouraged to propose innovative
arrangements to the provision of Services. Trials may be undertaken provided the Council is
satisfied that improved performance will result. Approval in writing from the Council is
required prior to commenceme
nt of any trial.


Prior to any trial the Contractor and Council must set evaluation criteria, and performance
measures for the trial.


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ANNEXURE
1

(
Include copies of any completed Environmental Management Plans and EPA Licences
)