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Environment Protection Authority

Environmental Issues

Waste and recycling

Managing waste in emergencies and disasters

Before communities can rebuild after disasters they may first need to safely dispose of waste and debris from storms, bushfires, flood, building fires and other major incidents.

Recycling waste and debris after disasters

After a disaster it may be possible to salvage, reuse and recycle waste such as green waste, concrete, cardboard and timber.

If there is any risk that waste contains biological or chemical hazards or asbestos contamination, it must not be reused or recycled.

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Page last updated: 15 September 2017