Latest bushfire information from the CFS
For replacement of rubbish and recycling bins contact your local council.
Check with your local council before moving any non-household rubbish or waste. If you need temporary bins for this waste, contact your local council. Separate recyclable materials such as scrap metal, concrete and bricks.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides advice on waste management issues and disposal of burnt items from bushfires, including:
- CCA treated timber
- contaminated water in rainwater tanks
- bushfire-affected animal carcasses
- building rubble
- wastewater disposal.
Recycling - visit Recycle Right to find out how to recycle a wide range of items.
A pet or small wildlife can be buried on your property. If you can't do this, contact your local council or vet.
In the case of larger animals, such as stock, you should contact your local council.
For advice on the safe disposal of large numbers of animal carcasses: