Buderim Recycle Centre Upgrade
  • Last updated:
  • 24 Oct 2016

Stage 2 of the Buderim Resource Recovery Centre upgrade involved the construction of a shop to sell recycled goods. It also included a car park to complement the recently constructed primary sort building.

Project scope

The project involved redeveloping one of the regions busiest resource recovery centres.

Project update

Construction of the shop is complete. The Mayor officially opened the shop on 13 November 2013.

Where to from here

The shop opened to the public on 14 November 2013. Construction of stages 3 and 4 will depend on future budget being available.


Early in 2012, a primary sort building was built. This allows customers to remove materials able to be recycled before crossing the weighbridge. This project included an exciting renewable energy facility - the installation of solar tracking stations. These stations will supply all the electrical needs for the resource recovery centre.  A new dual weighbridge to facilitate smoother operation of the site was also completed.

This project is part of the council's Waste Minimisation Strategy that aims to reduce the amount of waste buried at the region's landfills. Council based the layout of the upgraded Buderim centre on the very successful resource recovery facility at Caloundra. This facility received praise from the waste management industry. The solar tracking stations are 5Kw each and supply the centre with all its electrical power requirements.


For more information, please contact the Waste and Resource Management Office via council's customer service centre.