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Waste Disposal at the RRC


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General Guidelines


At the RRC, most products are charged by weight.


It is possible to reduce the cost of disposal by separating different waste products in your load and disposing of them separately in the required locations, however this may mean that you need to be weighed and reweighed several times.


Mixed products are always charged at the highest rate.


If a customer chooses to have their vehicle reloaded, a reload fee will apply.


Sorted Loads


Sorting of load contents must be done before entering the RRC. Customers are not permitted to separate the contents while they are on the ground.


Any items unloaded together will stay together and be charged at the highest rate for the relevant products.


Contaminated Loads


If a particular waste type is disclosed at the weighbridge and is found, on inspection, to be contaminated with hazardous products such as asbestos, other procedures and charges will apply. 


If the load is unable to be handled by RRC staff, an accredited Asbestos Removal Contractor will be contracted  to ensure cleanup complies with WorkCover requirements and a transport company certified to transport asbestos will be contracted to transport the asbestos contaminated material. The customer will be charged the full cost for the incident plus 10%.



Asbestos


What is it?


Any product that contains, or is suspected of containing, asbestos. At the Resource Recovery Centre any product suspected of being asbestos will be treated as asbestos unless the customer can provide lab certification that it is not asbestos.


Thousands of products have contained asbestos over the years. The presence of asbestos can only be reliably determined by lab testing.


Examples


Products can include:

  • Asbestos wall sheeting
  • Cement sheeting "fibro"
  • Excavated material with asbestos off cuts
  • Floor and ceiling tiles, etc.
  • Floor underlays
  • Insulation around pipes and wires
  • Water/sewage pipes
  • Vinyl flooring (old)


Disposal Charge?


Charges apply. See Fees & Charges (pages 46-48).


Important Information Regarding the Transportation of Asbestos


  • Where more than 10m3 or 100kg of asbestos is being moved in one load, this movement must be tracked and reported through the EPA. See WasteLocate for further information. 


Bringing Asbestos to the RRC


  • All asbestos products must be brought into the Resource Recovery Centre in approved asbestos bags. See Further information


Information on  Asbestos Safety 


  • See SafeWork NSW for further information on asbestos safety. 


Illegal Dumping




Document Shredding


What is it?


Paper that is predominantly white, that needs to be securely destroyed.


Important Information Regarding Document Shredding


Documents are placed in locked bins and securely shredded off site.


Disposal Charge?


Charges apply. See Fees & Charges (pages 46-48).



eWaste


What is it?


Electronic or electrical devices - anything that plugs into a power point.


Examples


Items can include:

  • Computers
  • Computer peripherals (mouse, keyboard)
  • Drills
  • Printers
  • Toasters
  • Vacuum cleaners


Disposal Charge?


Free Disposal at RRC. 



Inert Waste


What is it?


  • Dry waste that is not reactive and doesn't smell as it breaks down.
  • Includes products with mixed products, which therefore cannot be recycled.


Examples


Items can include:

  • Bricks
  • Ceramics
  • Concrete
  • Cool room walls
  • Excavated natural material (ENM)
  • Fibro (with proof of no asbestos)
  • Furniture
  • Fill
  • Glass - Sheet/window
  • Hard plastics
  • Polystyrene - dirty
  • Soft plastics - dirty
  • Soil
  • Timber and timber products
  • Turf
  • Villaboard

  • Virgin excavated natural material (VENM)

Important Information Regarding Inert Waste


  • Excavated natural material - must be certified to show it does not contain hazardous materials e.g. asbestos, chemicals 
  • If there is any suspicion that a product is contaminated with asbestos, then it must be treated as asbestos


Disposal Charge?


Charges apply. See Fees & Charges (pages 46-48).



Mattresses


What is it?


Mattresses containing springs, or springs only.


Important Information Regarding Mattresses


Double ensemble - if both top and bottom layers have springs, then each one is charged separately.


Disposal Charge?


Charges apply. See Fees & Charges (pages 46-48).



Organic Waste


What is it?


Plants and other vegetative waste.


Examples

Organic waste can include:

  • Branches
  • Lawn clippings
  • Leaves
  • Stumps


Important Information Regarding Organic Waste


No hoses, rocks, garden tools, stakes, etc.


Disposal Charge?


Charges apply. See Fees & Charges (pages 46-48).


Further Information:


The contents of this stockpile are used to make soil conditioner for use on gardens.


NB: Noxious and environmental weeds are charged as organic waste but not added to the organics pile. They are sent to landfill.


See the following for further information: 



Putrescible Waste


What is it?


Waste that decays and gets smelly.


Examples


Items include:

  • Food scraps
  • Kitchen waste


Disposal Charge?


Charges apply. See Fees & Charges (pages 46-48).



Recycling - Commingled


What is it?


Recycling that is acceptable through the council yellow-lidded kerbside bin. These products are mixed together.


Examples


Items can include:

  • Glass bottles/jars - lids removed
  • Paper/cardboard
  • Plastic containers - lids removed
  • Steel/aluminium cans

Link IconWhat can be recycled in the yellow lidded recycling bin


Disposal Charge?


  • Free disposal for households. 
  • Charges apply for commercial customers.
  • See Fees & Charges (pages 46-48).



Recycling - Sorted


  • Products that the RRC is able to get recycled as a separated product. 
  • Each of the different kinds of products are placed in a different location.
  • Some products can be accepted from residents only.

Products Accepted from All Customers:


  • Aluminium & steel cans
  • Batteries - car
  • DrumMuster drums
  • eWaste
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Mobile Phones and accessories
  • Paper/Cardboard
  • Polystyrene packaging - clean, dry, limited to 1m3 per visit
  • Printer cartridges
  • Scrap metal
  • Soft Plastics - clear only, dry, clean

  • Spray Cans
  • White goods - NB fridges / freezers / air conditioners attract a disposal fee.

  • X-rays


Products Accepted from Residential Customers Only:


  • Batteries - household
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fluoro tubes/globes

  • Gas bottles
  • Oil (Motor) - Limit 20L per visit
  • Oil (Other) - limit to 20L and containers must be less than 20L capacity
  • Paint
  • Smoke Detectors


Important Information Regarding Sorted Recycling




Tyres


What is it?


Tyres are charged per tyre, based on size.


Disposal Charge?


Charges apply. See Fees & Charges (pages 46-48).


Important Information Regarding Tyres


Rims with tyres are classed as tyres and will be charged according to size. They will not be classed as metal recycling.


Transporting Tyres


Where more than 20 tyres or more than 200kg of tyres is being moved in one load, this movement must be tracked and reported through the EPA.


See WasteLocate for further information. 



Not Accepted at the Resource Recovery Centre


There is a range of products that cannot be accepted at the RRC. These include:


Last Updated: September 10th, 2019
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