Industrial & Hazardous Waste
Tumut Council does not offer liquid, industrial or hazardous waste
facilities. Contact Council's Waste Officer on 6941 2532 about your
specific waste problem and to discuss disposal options. Bellettes offer
building skips, contact 6947 2223 for details.
Asbestos cannot be accepted at any of Council's Waste Centres.
Today, there are strict OH & S issues applicable when asbestos is
handled, demolished or moved. Even small jobs require the involvement
of properly Workcover
accredited tradesperson as the inappropriate handling of asbestos has
potential health implications. Persons considering demolishing or
handling the material must understand the law and the risks associated
with the material. Asbestos related diseases kill a number of Australian
residents each year.
The NSW Government has established a number of useful websites that relate the safe handling of asbestos. Check out www.nsw.gov.au/fibro, or www.workcover.nsw.gov.au, or www.environment.nsw.gov.au and Local Government Fact Sheet
MUSTER is the national program for the collection
and recycling of empty, cleaned, non returnable crop production and
on-farm animal health chemical containers. One of the greatest problems
facing users of crop production and animal health products is the
disposal of empty chemical containers. drum
MUSTER provides chemical users with a defined route to safely dispose of your used chemical containers. drum
is the single biggest environmental program ever undertaken jointly by
farmers/chemical users, Local Government and the Crop Production and
Animal Health Industries. Tumut Shire Council supports drumMUSTER and
advocates the responsible use of chemicals, and waste management
initiatives to ensure a cleaner environment for the community as a whole
and adds to Australia’s clean and green image. Batlow, Adelong and Gilmore Waste Depots are accredited Drum Muster Facilities.