There are many different forms of pollution. However, the main four are:
Council’s Environmental Health Officers are Authorised Officers under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997. This legislation allows Council to investigate, prevent and clean-up pollution incidents.
Report Illegal Dumping
Illegal dumping is the unlawful deposit or disposal of waste larger than litter, on any land (public and private land) that is not a designated landfill (ie road sides, paddocks, vacant blocks).
Illegal dumping usually involves bags of household rubbish, old furniture, tyres, garden waste or other general household items. Illegal dumping can also include illegal land filling, which is waste used as fill material with the consent of the owner or occupier, but without the necessary Council or EPA approvals.
Illegal dumping can pose a threat to our environment, endangering water ways, the natural water table as well as local flora and fauna.
To ensure that our local community remains clean and to protect our environment, please report any illegal dumping activities that you see.
Please report illegal dumping activity by any of the following:
Pollution Incident Response Management Plans
Pollution Incident Response Management Plans (PIRMPs) have been developed for Tamworth Regional Council’s Waste Management Facilities.
The PIRMPs contains details of site-specific actions that will improve the way pollution incidents are reported, managed and communicated to the general community.
These actions meet the environmental requirements introduced by the Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 and the Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Amendment (Pollution Incident Response Management Plan) Regulation, 2012.
To view current PIRMPs, download the following documents: