Waste management is handled on the island within the guidelines of conservation in the area.
Our waste water / grey water is treated in a Southern Cross Waste Water Treatment Plant and the treated water is used for irrigation of the airstrip. A MEDLI study has been carried out to ensure our wast water system complies with current best practice.
Guest are encouraged to sort rubbish during their stay on the island eg. Food, plastic, paper, aluminium and class. All rubbish is sorted into glass, aluminium, tin cans and general refuse and returned to the mainland for recycling where possible. The island has a strict policy to recycle and reuse products, as per the Environmental Management System.
Current recyclable waste is removed by barge on our three monthly schedule, 18 hour trip from Gladstone.
All other rubbish/waste is removed on the regular barges and taked to a waste facility in Gladstone - no solid material burials.
Food waste/refuse is currently composted in a pit system and management is currently investigating several alternative best practice methods.
All waste oil from the kitchen and machinery is collected in 200 litre drums and returned to the mainland.
Resort management is currently investigating recycling cooking oil into biodiesel fuel.
Petrolium based oil wastes are removed to approved facilities on the mainland.
Green waste is recycled into the guano layer via composting/woodchipping.
Waste management is handled on the island within the guidelines of conservation in the area