Kimbriki Eco House and Garden
Kimbriki Environmental Enterprises Pty Ltd (Kimbriki) is a leading waste and recycling center situated on Sydney's Northern Beaches. Our mission is to become a center of excellence in environmental services related to waste generation and to provide valuable education to the community.
As a majority-owned subsidiary of the Northern Beaches Council (96%) and Mosman Council (4%), Kimbriki collaborates with our community, shareholders, employees, partners, and the waste industry to deliver efficient services that minimize waste to landfill and maximize resource recovery.
With a rich history dating back to 1974 when we first opened our gates, Kimbriki has achieved remarkable success over the years. Originally established as a landfill, we introduced fees and charges in 1979. However, in 1989-90, we shifted our focus towards resource recovery operations for vegetation and scrap metal, marking the beginning of the Kimbriki Recycling and Waste Disposal Centre.
This strategic transition from waste disposal to resource recovery has shaped the future of Kimbriki. Currently, we recycle over 80% of the incoming waste, significantly extending the lifespan of our landfill beyond the 2000s and well into the 2040s at the present rate. Through our resource recovery operations on-site, we have diverted more than 4 million tonnes of waste from landfill.
While we have made substantial progress, we continue to face the challenge of recovering more from the mixed waste stream. We actively encourage our customers to separate their waste, which not only increases resource recovery but also reduces the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.
To address environmental concerns, we installed a landfill gas collection and gas flare in 2013. This system effectively captures approximately 400m3 of gas per hour, with around 45% methane content. Additionally, in 2019, we constructed and commissioned a Leachate Treatment Plant on-site. This plant collects and treats the leachate generated at Kimbriki, currently discharging up to 500,000 liters per day to the sewer.
At Kimbriki, we are determined to continually improve our waste management practices and contribute to a more sustainable future.
Enriching, sustainable self-guided visits at Kimbriki Eco House and Garden....