THE council's organic waste recycling plant could be reborn with $15.2 million plan to get the facility up and running within two years.
Initial plans for the facility were binned last year after concerns were aired about its proposed location near the airport.
However, after more than a year back at the drawing board, councillors will now decide on the future of the scheme with a new site selected by staff.
In a closed meeting on Tuesday, councillors will vote on the site of the recycling plant, which has not yet been made public.
But the new scope of facility has be laid out in a separate report to be considered at Tuesday's ordinary meeting.
The council has changed tack slightly on the facility, opting for concrete tunnels for initial composting rather than a "static pile", because it expanded the number of potential sites in town and also made it easier to manage the smell.
According to the council's preliminary investigations, the new project could cost up $15.22 million, which would include land purchase, construction and "provision of process control systems and mobile plant".
Initially the plant would process 35,000 tonnes of waste per year with the ability to add more tunnels and take in a greater amount.
The council's modelling showed ratepayers would cop a 13.3 per cent rise in the annual waste rates for the new facility.
The addition of a weekly organic waste service collection service would see waste rates lifted from $306 to $347.
Even with the increased fee, Tamworth ratepayers would still be better off than people in Armidale ($355), Bathurst ($394), Orange($408) and Dubbo ($378) who already have greater waste rate bills for a comparable service.