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Clean up and waste management

Clean-up of bushfire affected material

On 12 February 2020 the Federal and State governments announced they are covering the costs of cleaning up material affected by South Australian bushfires in the 2019–20 summer.

The immediate priority following the containment of the bushfires was the safe management and removal of hazardous materials, particularly:

  • asbestos
  • permapine (CCA-treated) timber and ash, and
  • other chemicals.

Asbestos waste has been contained, and contractors have been engaged to start the clean-up of hazardous materials.

Detailed assessments of bushfire waste by Green Industries SA are underway and will help us plan coordinated clean-up efforts.

I have bushfire waste on my property — what should I do?

If you are in a fire-affected area, register your needs with Green Industries SA.
If you have already registered, you do not need to register again.

Green Industries SA have released clean-up schedules with maps for Cudlee Creek and Kangaroo Island. You can find out more about the clean-up, including maps and schedules, on the Green Industries SA progress page.

What happens next?

Find out more on the Green Industries SA website.

Page last updated : 18 Mar 2020

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