Building and Demolition Waste

Waste from the building and demolition industry represents over one third of all waste going to landfill. However, over 75% of this is clean, excavated material, such as concrete, bricks and timber which can often be recycled. The Coffs Coast Regional Waste Strategy has a goal of increasing recycling and diverting as much waste from landfill as possible for commercial, industrial, construction and demolition industries.

If your building and demolition waste cannot be reused or sold, take it to one of the Waste Management Facilities listed below for correct sorting and disposal.

Inspection of concrete loads will be conducted by waste facility staff and suspect loads will be rejected. All tarps MUST be removed from vehicles for inspection by weighbridge staff before entering the weighbridge.

Reduced fees may be possible for inert waste (e.g. bricks, tiles, concrete) separated from other waste which can be recycled.

For further information see: www.epa.nsw.gov.au/your-environment/household-building-and-renovation

 

Coffs Harbour Area

Building waste is only accepted at Coffs Coast Resource Recovery Park, 25 Englands Road, Coffs Harbour. It is not accepted at transfer stations.

Accepted as Concrete Waste for recycling:  

  • Concrete slabs
  • Concrete roof tiles
  • Bricks and pavers

 

Not Accepted as Concrete Waste and is directed to landfill:

  • Concrete, bricks or roof tiles mixed with other demolition waste
  • Ceramics, including tiles and bathroom fixtures
  • Fibre cement or compressed cement materials
  • Plastic or soil
  • Asbestos containing materials – only accepted under the strict conditions below
  • Bathroom and kitchen renovation waste material – only accepted under the strict conditions below

 

Bathroom and kitchen renovation waste, as well as appropriately wrapped asbestos waste, will only be received at the Englands Road waste facility on Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons between 12:30pm and 3:30pm.

 

Loads of bathroom and kitchen demolition waste will be inspected by landfill staff prior to unloading and suspect loads will be rejected. Customers should note that any suspected asbestos waste should be handled, managed and disposed of in accordance with WorkCover guidance.

For bookings or further information, please contact the Coffs Harbour waste facility on 02 6648 4580.

 

 

Nambucca Council

Building and demolition waste is accepted with the following conditions at the Nambucca Waste Management Facility. For information regarding fees and charges go to ( insert link https://www.nambucca.nsw.gov.au/cp_themes/default/page.asp?P=doc-oop-64-47  ).

Bathroom & Kitchen Renovation Waste Disposal

  • All bathroom and kitchen renovation waste must be separated into appropriated categories for recycling or disposal.
  • Wall and floor tiles cannot be processed with concrete products.
  • Disposal of bathroom and kitchen renovation waste will be inspected by landfill staff prior to unloading, with suspect loads being rejected.
  • Note: any loads inspected containing asbestos related materials will need to be removed from the site and dealt with in accordance with WorkCover guidelines for the handling and disposal of asbestos waste materials. Additional information can be found by visiting WorkCover website on www.workcover.nsw.gov.au

 

Concrete Waste Disposal

  • All concrete and brick waste must be separated into appropriated categories for recycling or disposal.
  • Disposal of concrete and brick waste materials will now be inspected by landfill staff prior to unloading with suspect loads being rejected.
  • Any loads inspected that is contaminated with other waste materials will be required to pay full landfill disposal rates. 

 

Asbestos

There are different types of asbestos waste:

  • Stabilised asbestos waste: is any waste containing asbestos in a bonded matrix, e.g. asbestos cement sheeting (“fibro”), and bituminous floor tiles/roof sheeting.
  • Asbestos fibre and dust waste: is any waste containing asbestos dust or fibres. Examples include brake lining dust, acoustic insulation, thermal insulation (lagging), and dust from ventilation collection systems.

 

Asbestos disposal guidelines

  • Thoroughly wet each sheet of asbestos with water.
  • Wrap asbestos waste in heavy-duty builder’s plastic (the grade of plastic must be at least 200 microns thick).
  • Completely seal the package, using builders tape or duct tape. Packages must be wrapped in manageable sizes for unloading.
  • Waste must be carefully unloaded to prevent the release of dust.
  • Any loads inspected that are not wrapped will need to be removed from the site and dealt with in accordance with the guidelines above.  
  • All loads will be inspected by landfill staff and you will be directed to the appropriate disposal area and asked to hand unload the material.

 

Weighing of all vehicles

  • All vehicles are required to enter and exit via the weighbridge, with a weighbridge receipt being provided to all customers. This will ensure accurate and reliable data will be available for EPA auditing purposes.
  • Any customer vehicles that do not adhere to the changes may find that the vehicle will be suspended from the waste management facility.

 

 

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