Misuse of Transfer Stations

Lithgow Council

Lithgow City Council has observed an unwelcome rise in the misuse of rural transfer stations.

The transfer stations are provided so that residents can dispose of their daily household waste only. Transfer stations only accept the same sort of waste that can be disposed of in a household kerbside bin. Waste that could not be disposed of in either a red-lidded waste bin or a yellow-lidded recycling bin cannot be disposed of at a transfer station.

Recently, Council has observed an increase in the disposal of bulky waste, including furniture, at transfer stations. There have also been incidents of the disposal of construction and demolition waste. Construction and demolition waste, including bricks, rubble and timber, are only accepted at the Lithgow Solid Waste Facility.

The Council reminds residents that there is a sign at the entrance of each waste facility that provides information on what can and cannot be disposed of at that facility. Residents are asked to only dispose of accepted items. Transfer stations and landfills are monitored, and fines apply for the disposal of prohibited items. Information about what can be disposed of at each waste facility is also available on the Council’s website.

The correct use of transfer stations ensures there is sufficient capacity for all residents to dispose of their waste in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.

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