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Construction and Demolition Waste

The illegal dumping of waste has been a problem right across the State and this has prompted the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to publish a toolkit to help the construction and demolition industries dispose of waste properly.  ‚Äč

“Council, alongside the EPA, investigates cases of illegal dumping throughout the Shire area”, said Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Denis Todd. “Illegal dumping often happens in places where waste can cause significant environmental harm or risk to human health. Waste generated from construction sites, including contaminated soil and demolition waste, must be re-used or disposed of lawfully.”

“The new construction and demolition waste management toolkit is designed to help procurement officers and construction project officers manage and dispose of waste properly throughout local government areas”, explained Cr Todd.

“The toolkit covers the tender, contract and project management phases of construction projects. There is also a New Owner’s Guide to Lawful Disposal of Construction and Demolition Waste available, which includes tips on how to reduce the risk of unlawful or fraudulent behavior as well as the contract and project management phases of construction and demolitions projects”, said Cr Todd.

Cr Todd said, “Council supports these initiatives to provide information on disposing of the waste from construction. Council has waste facilities through out the Shire area that can accept this type of building waste, except asbestos which can only be disposed at the Coonabarabran Waste Facility.”

Cr Todd concluded, “Council encourages safe and lawful disposal of construction and demolition waste throughout our Council area and urge any residents to contact Council or the EPA if they have any question or concerns regarding disposing of waste.”

For copies of the tool kit and fact sheet go the EPA website https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/your-environment/waste/industrial-waste/construction-demolition

To report illegal dumping throughout the local government area, contact Environment and Development Services on (02) 6849 2000.

Click here to download media release

 

 

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Last Updated: 11 Dec 2019

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