City of Karratha

Use of Weighbridge

Incoming

  1. When entering the facility the road will be divided into three lanes:
         - Left lane – residential customers;
         - Middle lane – commercial customers;
         - Right lane – outgoing traffic (commercial and residential);
         - Please note the speed limit when entering the facility is 30km/hr however it reduces to 8km/hr at the weighbridge and increases back to 30km/hr after moving off the scales.
         - All commercial vehicles (using the central lane) will be required to stop completely where indicated - approximately 30 metres from the weighbridge ramp.
         - Driver to change radio to UHF Channel 6 for communication with the Weighbridge Operator and site staff if required.
  2. Vehicle can only move from the stop position when indicated by the green light:
         - Before moving the vehicle the driver is to give the Weighbridge Operator, by UHF Channel 6, a full description of the type of waste being disposed of e.g. Bricks and concrete etc.
  3. The following drivers must disembark from their vehicle and proceed to the ‘Incoming Documentation’ window via the designated painted walkway at the weighbridge hut:

         - Controlled Waste Carriers – present hard copy of the Controlled Waste Tracking Form to the Operator;
         - Special Disposal Requirement Permit Holders – present hard copy of the permit to the Operator;
         - Vehicles with purchase orders – present hard copy of the Purchase Order to the Operator;
         - Vehicles without a UHF radio – advise load;
         - Cash customers;
         - New customers to site or drivers with a vehicle that hasn’t previously been over the weighbridge.

    Note: driver must not approach the ‘Incoming Documentation’ window via the weighbridge ramp.

  4. When green light indicated, driver to proceed with caution onto the weighbridge and come to a complete stop.
  5. Vehicle can move off the weighbridge when red signal changes to green.  Driver will be advised by Weighbridge Operator, via radio, which area to proceed to dispose of the waste.
  6. Proceed with caution to disposal area observing 30km/hr speed limit.
     

Vehicles directed to the Transfer Station

  1. After leaving the Weighbridge merge left with the residential traffic and turn left at the Transfer Station sign.
     
  2. All vehicles must keep to the left and stop completely where indicated alongside the Transfer Station shed.
     
  3. The Site Attendant will approach the vehicle and direct the driver to the appropriate area/s.
    Please note all roads within the Transfer Station are one way.
     
  4. Offload waste when safe to do so.
     
  5. After unloading proceed out of the Transfer Station, as indicated by the one way signs.
     
  6. Stop completely at the T junction where indicated and turn right to the Weighbridge – proceed to the Outgoing instructions.
     

Vehicles directed to the Landfill – Tip Face

  1. After leaving the Weighbridge move to the immediate left lane (do not move to the far left lane as this is for residential traffic) and follow the signs to the Tipping Face.
     
  2. ALL vehicles must stop in the designated de-tarping area in preparation for tipping loads.
     
  3. Drivers must not enter the tipping area until directed, via UHF Radio, by the Compactor Operator.
     
  4. Once given the okay to enter the tipping face, vehicles are to tip and vacate the area as soon as possible.
    Please note - Front Lift Trucks wanting to clean traps must advise the Compactor Operator. The Operator will direct the driver to a suitable and safe area to complete this task.
    All operators in commercial vehicles are to keep within the vicinity of their vehicles and are not to wander around the tipping face.
     
  5. After unloading proceed back to the Weighbridge as indicated keeping to the 30km/hr speed limit.
     

Outgoing

  1. Approach weighbridge using the left hand central lane and stop completely where indicated – approximately 30 metres from the weighbridge ramp;
     
  2. Proceed with caution on to the weighbridge when the red signal changes to green;
     
  3. Vehicle must come to a complete stop alongside the Weighbridge Hut;
     
  4. Driver will disembark from their vehicle and proceed to the ‘Outgoing Documentation’ window;
     
  5. Documentation will be processed as normal;
     
  6. Driver will return to their vehicle and move slowly off the weighbridge when red light changes to green;
     
  7. Vehicle will merge with residential outgoing traffic in the left lane.
     

Vehicles requiring an escort to Concrete, Tyres & Metal Cells

  1. After leaving the Weighbridge move to the immediate left lane (do not move to the far left lane as this is for residential traffic) and follow the road as it veers to the left.
     
  2. Continue on until you reach the temporary fence and stop on the left hand side just before the sign ‘Wait here for escort vehicle’.
     
  3. The escort vehicle will take you to where the waste needs to be unloaded.
     
  4. After unloading proceed back to the Weighbridge following the ‘Outgoing’ process.
     

Vehicles directed to Liquid Waste – K210, K110 & K130

  1. After leaving the Weighbridge move to the immediate left lane (do not move to the far left lane as this is for residential traffic) and enter at the gate signposted ‘Effluent Disposal’.
     
  2. Vehicles must reverse to the receival pits and unload carefully.  Excess spillage must be cleared away by the carrier driver.
     
  3. After unloading proceed back to the Weighbridge following the ‘Outgoing’ process.
     

Vehicles delivering Liquid Waste – D300, L100 & K150 – the Weighbridge Operator will advise driver of requirements at time of delivery.

 

Please note offloading waste is the responsibility of the carrier.

 

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