Friday, April 24, 2020

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has advised Council that the clean up of illegally dumped waste at Sedan will begin soon.


Waste, including asbestos, will begin to be transported from the Battens and Pipelines Road sites from next week.


Measures will be in place to ensure the safe removal of the asbestos by an asbestos removal license holder and air quality in the area will be monitored throughout the process.


The waste will be transported to Council’s Cambrai Waste Depot between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday (possibly Saturdays if required) and disposed of appropriately. The removal process is expected to take up to 30 days to complete. 


Mayor Dave Burgess said the EPA had assured Council that safeguards would be in place to protect nearby residents during the removal process.


“We understand that strict measures will be followed including spraying the waste with glue prior to removal, using appropriately licensed asbestos removalists, wrapping waste and transporting it in covered vehicles to a special asbestos waste cell at our Cambrai Waste Dump,” he said.


“We have been assured that air quality monitoring will also take place throughout the process.


“Council’s main priority throughout this process is that this illegal waste is dealt with as quickly and professionally as possible, to clean up the sites in a way that does not pose any risk to our community or the environment.


“We encourage any residents with questions or concerns about the removal process to contact the EPA.”


For more information, read the media release on the EPA’s website:


Residents in the area who have concerns can contact the EPA on 1800 623 445.