Many residents in the Wollondilly Shire Council area have fill delivered to their properties, promised by the transporter that the fill is clean and harmless and a lot of the time free. But the truth is usually far from the case.
The fill is contaminated with building and demolition waste, general rubbish, chemicals, heavy metals or even asbestos. The free fill ends up costing the land owner a lot of money to remove and remediate the land.
Contaminated Fill is a major problem for the Wollondilly Shire Area and the Council along with the EPA are in constant battle with this issue. For further information on the risks of fill and requirements visit the EPA Website.
If you are looking at bringing clean fill into your property, Council recommends you contact Council on (02) 46771100 and ask to speak with the Duty Planner. There are certain legislation requirements that need to be met before even considering accepting fill at your property. The Council Duty’s Planner can provide advice on these legislation requirements.