George Town Council operates two waste transfer stations. These are located at Mr George Road, George Town and Parry's Road, Pipers River.
Mt George Road, George Town
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Parry's Road, Pipers River
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Council landfill sites must meet the requirements of the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 and associated regulations as well as the Public Health Act 1997 . They also provide convenient disposal facilities to households, businesses and industry.
Issues associated with managing landfill sites include the management of hazardous waste and preventing any impact off-site, including the discharge of waste-water or odour, vermin and visual impacts. There is also the issue of rehabilitating sites after they are no longer used for landfill. DPIWE has published a number of guidelines on how landfill sites and waste transfer stations should be operated.