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Permapine (CCA-treated timber)

Handling fire-damaged permapine (CCA timber)

Replacing fences or other structures made from permapine – timber treated with copper chrome arsenate (CCA) – must only be done using safe handling procedures.

Safe handling procedures for permapine:

  • make sure you wear personal protective equipment, including mask, goggles and gloves
  • bag permapine ash in heavy-duty plastic bags and seal each bag
  • store the bagged ash with other permapine posts and sleepers
  • store permapine ash and permapine timber separately, away from non-treated timber, organics or crops. Mixed storage will result in the entire amount being treated as hazardous
  • do not chip or mulch permapine timber, burn it or use it on-site as ground cover
  • store permapine timber on a waterproof lining. Do not leave it in contact with soil
  • permapine timber must be disposed of through a landfill licensed to handle chemical waste only.

Free disposal vouchers for timber (Cudlee Creek)

If you are affected by the Cudlee Creek fire, and have permapine posts and logs (not ash), you can access free disposal vouchers from the Recovery Centre at Lobethal.

The opening hours and location for drop-off is printed on the vouchers. No other waste materials will be accepted.

Permapine (CCA Timber) Posts - Free Disposal Vouchers

Landfill sites that can accept permapine timber and ash:

Southern Waste ResourceCo
McLaren Vale depot
Phone: 08 8327 3914

Integrated Waste Services Dublin
Phone: 08 8243 2644

Cleanaway Inkerman Landfill
Prime Road, Inkerman
Phone: 08 8867 1355

Permapine (CCA timber) waste - storage and management (EPA) (PDF 186 KB).

Managing hazardous chemicals, plastic dripline and irrigation and permapine (CCA-treated timber) (Green Industries SA)

Page last updated : 29 Jan 2020

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