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Landfill reports

Changes to the environmental protection legislation under the Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 states that Council is to publish groundwater, surface water, leachate and landfill gas monitoring data from our landfill sites from 1 July 2012. Monitoring is required as a EPA licence condition at Cairncross, Wauchope and Dunbogan.

This page provides the monitoring data results on Landfill Water Quality for Dunbogan, Cairncross and Wauchope Waste Management Facilities. Our licence details are below: 

Licensee's name: Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

Licensee's address:
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
PO Box 84,
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Refer to the Environmental Protection Authority website where you can search for each licence by entering the licence number. Full licence details and past annual returns can be viewed online.

Port Macquarie Waste Management Facility

The Kingfisher Road site has surrendered its licence but Council continues to monitor the area as per the previous licence conditions. 

Reports

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Cairncross Waste Management Facility

Licence Number: 11189

Monitoring frequency as required by licence:

  • Testing of groundwater, surface water and leachate at all points must be carried out 4 times annually.
  • Gas monitoring at the landfill face must also be carried out 4 times annually.

Any other requirements of the monitoring condition:

  • List number of pollution complaints
  • List any non compliance with license conditions

Any relevant limit imposed by the license:

  • Waste disposal by application to land (annual capacity)
  • Land based extractive activity >30,000 - 50,000

View a summary of four years' worth of landfill surface and groundwater data for Cairncross Waste Management Facility:

 Report - Cairncross Waste Management Facility Landfill Surface and Groundwater Data - 31 July 2016 to 31 July 2020603KB pdf(PDF, 603KB).

 Cairncross-WMF-Sampling-point-locations-29.07.2020.pdf583KB pdf(PDF, 583KB)

Reports

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Dunbogan Landfill

Licence Number:  5924

Monitoring frequency as required by licence:

  • Testing of groundwater, surface water and leachate at all points must be carried out quarterly.
  • Gas monitoring at the landfill face must also be carried out quarterly.
  • Gas monitoring must be undertaken monthly in all buildings and sheds on or within 250 metres of deposited waste.

Any other requirements of the monitoring condition:

  • List number of pollution complaints
  • List any non compliance with license conditions

View a summary of four years' worth of landfill surface and groundwater data for Dunbogan Landfill:

 Report - Dunbogan Landfill Surface and Groundwater Data - Aug 2017 to May 2021560KB pdf(PDF, 560KB)

 Dunbogan-Landfill-Sampling-point-locations-29.07.2020.pdf511KB pdf(PDF, 511KB)

Reports

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Wauchope Landfill

Licence Number: 5925

Monitoring frequency as required by licence:

  • Testing of groundwater, surface water and leachate at all points must be carried out 4 times annually.

Any other requirements of the monitoring condition:

  • List number of pollution complaints
  • List any non compliance with license conditions

Reports

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Gas Monitoring

The below document provides a summary of gas monitoring results for the Cairncross and Dunbogan landfill sites from August 2016 to current.  The gas monitoring threshold for EPA notification is 12,500 parts per million.

 Landfill-Gas-Monitoring.pdf717KB pdf(PDF, 717KB)

This page was last updated on: 14 September 2021