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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.


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


Products can include asbestos wall sheeting, excavated material with asbestos off cuts, cement sheeting "fibro", water/sewage pipes, insulation around pipes and wires, floor underlays, old vinyl flooring, floor and ceiling tiles, etc.


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


Important:


Transporting 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.
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Bringing Asbestos to the RRC
All asbestos products must be brought into the Resource Recovery Centre in approved asbestos bags.
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Information on  Asbestos Safety 
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Illegal Dumping
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Document Shredding


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


Important:
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:
Computers, printers, computer peripherals (mouse, keyboard), toasters, vacuum cleaners, drills, etc.


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:

Hard plastics, timber and timber products, furniture, concrete, bricks, ceramics, cool room walls, soil, fill, excavated natural material* (ENM), virgin excavated natural material* (VENM), Turf, Villaboard, Fibro (with proof of no asbestos), dirty polystyrene, dirty soft plastics, sheet/window glass.


Important:

  • Excavated natural material - must be certified
  • 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).




Mattress


What is it?
Mattresses containing springs, or springs only.


Important:
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:

Lawn clippings, branches, leaves, stumps.


Important:

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


Disposal Charge?

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


More 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.


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Putrescible Waste

What is it?
Waste that decays and gets smelly.


Examples:
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:

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

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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
  • 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:




Tyres


What is it?
Tyres are charged per tyre, based on size.


Disposal Charge?

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



Important:

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.

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Not Accepted at the Resource Recovery Centre



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




Last Updated: July 12th, 2019
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