Department of Human Services

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.

Green Industries SA worked with local contractors to clear properties of bushfire-affected materials, including:

  • bricks
  • rubble and demolition waste
  • e-waste
  • metal sheeting
  • metal tanks
  • plastic rain water tanks
  • fencing materials
  • polypipe and irrigation materials
  • vehicles

To find out more about the clean-up process, visit Green Industries SA

Page last updated : 18 May 2020

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