Tagged: Asbestos

EPA infringement notice for RRC asbestos breach

November 23, 2017Posted in: Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council has today accepted the penalty handed down by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) following the processing of construction waste materials that were found to contain asbestos. The penalty is a result of a small amount of bonded asbestos being detected in recycled aggregate sold from Council’s Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) in mid-2016....

Council to begin clean-up of RRC aggregate

September 13, 2017Posted in: Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council will begin remediation of the contaminated reclaimed crushed aggregate located within the grounds of the Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) following approval from the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). The reclaimed crushed aggregate in question was found to have contained a small amount of bonded asbestos, not dissimilar to fibro, following routine laboratory...

RRC asbestos update

August 22, 2017Posted in: Community

Last year Wingecarribee Shire Council reported that a small amount of asbestos was confirmed via routine laboratory testing in a sample of crushed concrete at Council’s Resource Recovery Centre. Since this announcement Council has continued to liaise with the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and comply with their Clean-Up Notice as issued on 5 August...

Council clarifies RRC asbestos situation

August 7, 2017Posted in: Other

Council has today responded to comments reported in some sections of the media regarding the management of asbestos found onsite at Council’s Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) in 2016. Last year Council reported that a small amount of asbestos was confirmed via routine laboratory testing in a sample of crushed concrete at Council’s Resource Recovery Centre....

Changes to disposal of asbestos at RRC

February 1, 2017Posted in: Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents of changes to conditions of disposal when disposing of asbestos at the Moss Vale Resource Recovery Centre (RRC). As of 1 February 2017 and in line with the NSW Environmental Protection Authority’s broader management of asbestos, asbestos must be presented for disposal as follows: Quantities of less than 20kg...