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Rule 20 Landfilling and composting

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Rule 20 Landfilling and composting

Updated 3 July 2015 12:54pm

The discharge of contaminants into air in connection with any:

(1)landfilling and composting;

(2)sites which have been used in the past for landfilling (closed landfills);

is a Permitted Activity, provided it complies with the conditions below, and excluding any discharges or contaminants to air arising from:

(a) sites where waste materials are accepted from sources other than the property on which the landfilling or composting takes place; and/or

(b)waste transfer stations.

Conditions

The person(s) responsible for the activity shall ensure that:

(i)there is no dust, gas (including carbon dioxide and methane gases), or odour from the process which is offensive, objectionable, noxious, or dangerous at or beyond the boundary of the premises or property.

Explanation: Rule 20 relates to all discharges to air from landfilling and composting processes. This includes discharges from landfills which no longer receive material. This Rule applies regardless of whether landfilling is undertaken on an industrial or trade premises or not. However, the Rule only permits landfilling and composting where waste or organic materials are landfilled or composted on the property on which the wastes or organics were generated. Such processes must comply with the condition to be permitted.

Landfilling and composting operations which involve the processing of waste or organic material accepted from sources other than the property on which the landfilling or composting takes place are discretionary activities covered by Rule 23. This includes municipal and private landfilling and composting operations, and related waste transfer stations.