E-waste Environmental Evaluation Investigation
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Summary
Client: Free Collect
Location: Oakey, QLD
Date: Sept to Oct 2011

In September 2011 following the receipt of a Notice issued by the Toowoomba Regional Council under the Environmental Protection Act 1994, FreeCollect engaged Yarramine Environmental to undertake an Environmental Evaluation Investigation of its e-waste processing facility located in Oakey.

 

The Notice was issued by Council following a complaint received from a neighbouring landholder in January 2011, and a subsequent a site inspection by a Council Environmental Health Officer in July 2011.

 

This site inspection concluded the operation was likely causing environmental nuisance or harm under the Act due to the improper storage of thousands of computers, white-goods and other e-waste awaiting processing.