Concrete disposal restriction lifted at RRC

21 September, 2016Posted in: Environment
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Wingecarribee Shire Council has recommenced accepting concrete and building waste effective immediately at its Moss Vale Resource Recovery Centre (RRC).

Concrete products including building and construction concrete, brick, tile and cement sheeting products can all again be disposed of at the facility.

The initial restriction was implemented In August following the discovery of a small amount of asbestos in a sample of recycled crushed concrete.

Under directive from the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), while concrete products can again be accepted at the RRC they cannot be recycled on site and must therefore be treated and charged as Mixed Inert Waste.

As per Council’s 2016/17 Fees & Charges schedule, Mixed Inert Waste is charged at $394.50 per tonne.

A full review and investigation into the asbestos find is continuing and until finalised no recycled concrete products will be sold from the RRC.

Council’s Resource Recovery Centre is located at 177 Berrima Road, Moss Vale and is open 7.30am to 4.30pm seven days a week.