Whylandra Waste and Recycling Centre
COVID-19 LOCK DOWN OPERATING CONDITIONS
Commencing August 2021, a new Public Health Order came into effect, which means that operating procedures at all of Council's Waste Facilities have been altered. For information on how this affects our normal operation please visit https://www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au/news-and-updates/current-news-and-updates/covid-19-response
Opening hours and location
The Whylandra Waste and Recycling Centre operates 8am to 4.45pm weekdays and 9am to 4.45pm on weekends. It is open every day except Good Friday and Christmas Day. No entry will be permitted after 4.45pm.
The Centre is located at Cooba Road, (just off Narromine Road), about 15 km west of Dubbo, on the southern side of the Mitchell Highway. The phone number for enquiries about the Whylandra Waste and Recycling Centre is 02 6801 4900.
Small Vehicle Receival Centre
The Small Vehicle Receival Centre is an all-weather “one stop shop” for the disposal of mixed domestic waste and the recycling of the following where segregated on delivery for separate disposal:
- Scrap metal (free)
- Whitegoods, degassed (free)
- DrumMuster Drums, empty and rinsed clean (free)
- Car batteries (free)
- Tyres (tipping fees apply)
- Clean green waste (tipping fees are lower than for mixed waste)
- Old TV's and other domestic e-waste (free)
- Gas bottles (free)
- Smoke detectors (free)
- Fluorescent light globes and tubes (free)
- Household batteries (free)
- Used motor oil (free)
- Demolition Waste including concrete, timber, brick and asphalt (tipping fees are lower than for mixed waste)
- Domestic mixed recycling - paper/cardboard, steel, plastic, aluminium, glass containers (free).
The Whylandra Waste and Recycling Centre does not accept:
- Liquid wastes of any description (other than commercial grease trap wastes and used motor oil)
- Radioactive waste
- Any inflammable liquid material derived from grease, oil, tar, petroleum, shale or coal. (other used motor oil)
- Any sludge material (unless proven to be innocuous or harmless) being the refuse from any industrial process carried on in any:
- tanning or leather processing plant
- chemical plant
- pharmaceutical or drug manufacturing plant
- metal treatment plant
- petroleum or petrochemical plant
- vegetable or mineral oil plant
- Any material containing arsenic, cyanide or sulphide
- Any toxic soluble salts of barium, boron, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, manganese, mercury, selenium, silver or zinc
- Any pesticide or weedicide and in particular:
- chlorinated hydrocarbons (organochlorines)
- fluorinated hydrocarbons
- Any soluble acid or alkali, acidic or basic compounds
- Cytotoxic wastes
- Special clinical wastes (including sharps)
- Any drums containing agricultural or animal health chemicals (contact ChemClear on 1800 008 182).
Depositing waste materials onto private or public land where no licence or approval exists to accept such waste is considered illegal dumping and is a significant burden on Council and the community due to the associated clean up and disposal costs.
Residents are requested to promptly report incidences of illegal dumping to Council's Customer Service Centre on 6801 4000.
Individuals can be fined up to $250,000 for dumping rubbish illegally.
Pollution Incident Response Management Plan
In accordance with the (General) Amendment (Pollution Incident Response Management Plan) Regulation 2012, Council has prepared a Pollution Incident Management Plan (PDF 493.1KB) for the operations of the Whylandra Waste and Recycling Centre located on the Cooba Road, Dubbo. Council operates the Whylandra Waste and Recycling Centre under Environmental Protection Licence (EPL) number 6058.
The Pollution Incident Response Management Plan contains details of processes Council has put in place to mitigate the likelihood of a pollution incident occurring together with details as to how a pollution incident will be managed, reported and communicated.
The objectives of this Plan are to:
- Reduce the likelihood of a pollution incident occurring at the facility through identification of risks and the development of planned actions to minimise and manage those risks.
- Ensure comprehensive and timely communication about a pollution incident to staff at the premises, the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), other relevant authorities specified in the Act (such as NSW Ministry of Health, WorkCover NSW, and Fire and Rescue NSW) and people outside the facility who may be affected by the impacts of the pollution incident.
- Ensure that the Plan is properly implemented by trained staff, identifying persons responsible for implementing it, and ensuring that the plan is regularly tested for accuracy, currency and suitability.
- Provide guidance on how to respond to an environmental pollution incident and how to record such an event.
Contact Information for the Immediate Notification of a Pollution Incident:
Under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 it is a requirement that all pollution incidents, where material harm to the environment is caused or threatened, are reported to the EPA, NSW Health, Fire and Rescue NSW, WorkCover NSW and the local Council.
Emergency Hotline Number (24 hours) 000*
*The Site Supervisor should call 000 if the incident presents an immediate threat to human health and/or property and a combat agency is required (i.e. NSW Fire and Rescue, NSW Ambulance Service, NSW Police Force) and then notify all other parties below including NSW Fire and Rescue via a local telephone number.
Council contacts - Emergencies only
Manager Resource Recovery and Efficiency, (02) 6801 4000
Manager Environmental Compliance, (02) 6801 4000
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
Dubbo Regional Office (02) 6883 5333
Emergency Hotline Number (24 hours) 131 555
NSW Ministry of Health (via Public Health Units)
Dubbo Regional Office (02) 6841 5569
Public Health Officer on Call (24 hours) 0418 866 397
Hotline number 13 10 50
Fire and Rescue NSW
Dubbo Rural Fire Service (02) 6881 3900 **
** If there is no immediate threat to human health and/or property i.e. a combat agency is not required, then the site supervisor is still required to follow that outlined above expect for dialing 000.
Communicating with neighbours and the community
Early warning and regular updates to owners and occupiers of premises who may be affected by an incident occurring at the Whylandra Waste and Recycling Centre will be notified as follows:
Properties adjoin the facility
Council will make preliminary contact will all owners and occupiers of properties adjoining the Whylandra Waste and Recycling Centre to establish the most suitable means of effecting communications with them in the event of a major pollution incident occurring.
Should a major pollution incident occur, residents will be notified immediately and may be further contacted by an emergency service representative, such as in a case where evacuation or critical safety actions are considered necessary.
Depending on the nature, scale and timing of the incident, Council will also place routine notices and updates on its website and provide information via the local media, including radio stations and television services.
For more information about the Plan, contact Council's Manager Resource Recovery and Efficiency on (02) 6801 4000.
Last Edited: 10 Sep 2021