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Media Release – Koorawatha Rural Landfill Closed

Aug 24, 2022

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For Immediate Release 24/08/2022
Authorised by Anthony O’Reilly

Koorawatha Rural Landfill Closed

The Koorawatha Rural Landfill site has been closed since 17 August 2022 due to reports of suspected asbestos-containing material present in the landfill. Following an inspection, it has been confirmed that a fire occurred in the general waste area and fibre cement sheet fragments were present within that fire-damaged area.

Hilltops Council will now engage a Class A Licenced Asbestos Removal Contractor to remove the asbestos.

Until the removal is undertaken, the Koorawatha Rural Landfill site will remain closed. Red and yellow bins will be located at the Campbell Street Recycling Centre, near the Tennis Courts in Koorawatha, until this issue is resolved. Council will advise residents once the facility can be safely reopened.


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