No go for Bingo waste plant at Helensburgh

DORMANT: The now-closed site on Walker St.
DORMANT: The now-closed site on Walker St.

Waste giant Bingo says it will withdraw its major projects application for a recycling facility on the edge of bushland at Helensburgh.

The company, which last year took over the Blackwells’ waste recycling businesses at Helensburgh and Kembla Grange, had earlier said its focus would be on Kembla Grange but the major projects application remained active.

On Thursday a spokesman said it would be withdrawn.

“Bingo Industries [has] re-confirmed it would not be progressing with a development application for the Helensburgh site, currently closed, while the company considers its options,” he said.

“As previously stated, Bingo has invested in the redevelopment of Kembla Grange into a world class waste and resource recovery centre to service the local community. 

“The Kembla Grange site is now operational at significantly expanded capacity which enables the company to process higher recycling volumes in the Wollongong region.”