30 May 2018
Bega Valley Shire Council will resume normal public opening hours at the Eden Recycling and Waste Depot from next Tuesday (June 5), two months earlier than expected. Council had closed the Eden tip in early April to enable safer disposal of fire-damaged asbestos and demolition debris.
Council Waste and Recycling Manager, Toby Browne, said the Eden tip had been operating from 7.30am to 4.30pm six days a week for the past seven weeks to manage the more than 10,000 cubic metres of fire-affected material which has come to the site.
“The cleanup of the final asbestos contaminated property is due to be completed by Friday, enabling the Eden site to safely return to normal operations,” Mr Browne said.
“Council operations staff have gone to great lengths to ensure the work has been conducted quickly and safely, working closely with the many demoliton contractors and government agencies involved in the cleanup.
“The site has had air monitoring for asbestos fibres in place throughout the work, which indicates the work has been conducted without generating a dust hazard.”
Mr Browne also thanked the general public for their patience during the temporary closure.
“While we were able to continue operating for the general public on Sundays, we also recognise the disruption that the reduced opening hours caused the local community. I’d like to thank those that have been inconvenienced for their understanding,” Mr Browne said.
The Eden depot hours are:
For more information please contact the Council Waste Management team on (02) 6499 2222, download the Free Bega Valley Waste App or follow the Waste and Recycling Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BegaValleyWasteandRecycling/