Pollution

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Tackling pollution

Our Environment & Health team investigates environmental health complaints, including pollution complaints and incidents, in an effort to prevent and minimise pollutants and hazardous materials from entering our environment.  In most cases, concerns about pollution should be referred to the source or person causing the problem. 

The information on these pages should be used when an approach to the person causing the problem has not been, or is unlikely to be, successful.

Pollution matters will usually fall within one of these types:


Asbestos dumpAsbestos / Hazardous Materials
About asbestos, construction and demolition issues, safe removal and disposal, reporting pollution incidents
 


aerial view photo of remediation works undertaken at Gerroa Waste Depot in 2007Contaminated land
What is contaminated land, our DCP Chapter 10, control and enforcement
 


dust on worksiteDust and fumes
Keeping track of our air quality, sources of pollution, current projects and policies
 


sediment control around drainErosion & sediment
Affects of erosion and lack of sediment controls, runoff from building sites, development controls and enforcement
 


dumping is dumb illegal dumpingIllegal dumping
What is illegal dumping, local and regional strategies, how to report illegal dumping
 


photo of drink bottles washed up on a beachLittering
What is littering, local and regional strategies, how to report littering and the EPA reporting portal for littering from a vehicle
 


photo of air conditioning unit at side of houseNoise
Facts about noise, residential noise and who to contact if there is a problem
 


photo of smoke billowing from pile burnPile Burning
Requirements for applying to burn vegetation piles, our No Burn Policy, NSW Rural Fire Service standards
 


photo of pelicans floating on Werri LagaoonWater
The importance of keeping our waterways clean, regulation of pollution, stormwater, onsite sewage management facilities, coastal and estuary management
 


smoke from house chimneyWood Heaters
Wood heater requirements, how to get the most of your wood heater and problems with smokey chimneys