EPA video urges builders to ‘know where your waste is going’
Thursday, 31 March 2016
Know where your waste is going - that's EPA's message in a new video targeting anyone producing or transporting construction and demolition (C&D) waste in Victoria.
Released as part of EPA's Illegal Dumping Strikeforce Program dedicated to tackling large scale dumping of industrial waste, EPA's video urges building contractors and site managers to check that their C&D waste has been transported to an appropriate recycler or landfill.
Each year, approximately 350,000 tonnes of C&D waste is illegally dumped in Victoria - that's enough concrete, asbestos, timber and brick waste to fill 140 Olympic size swimming pools.
Illegal dumping of industrial waste (including C&D waste) is a criminal offence under the Environment Protection Act 1970. Illegal dumpers, including those who accept industrial waste without the proper licence, face fines ranging from $7,500 to $758,000.