Mount Isa City Council have committed to keeping the Camooweal Refuse Facility open for five years.
The decision was made ahead of the state government's Waste Levy coming into effect on July 1, which is expected to increase recycling and resource recovery and reduce waste.
"The Camooweal facility will remain operational for the next five years, but will have a new management approach to meet affordability and operational restraints," said council.
Council will need to spend $350,000 to bring the Camooweal Refuse Facility up to standard with the state government's Waste Levy requirements.
MICC has been debating over the decision to keep the facility open since March, when councillors moved to close the facility at a regular council meeting.
Council was later notified by the Department of Environment and Science to receive a share in the $5 million state government funding, the Camooweal facility would need to remain open for at least five years.
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