Frequently Asked Question

What are the recommendations for disposal of waste in concessions?

•    Non-hazardous waste (domestic waste) can be disposed in a pit located 100 m away from water ways and 1 m above the ground water table (GFC Code of Practice for Timber Harvesting, 2002).

•    Hazardous waste must be collected in containers that are securely sealed and disposed of at a designated disposal facility, or returned to the supplier or buried in an appropriately lined waste pit (GFC Code of Practice for Timber Harvesting, 2002).

•    Wood waste can be pushed back into the receiving environment to undergo natural decomposition. Additionally, they can be used to reinforce skid trails or sold to persons who re-use wood waste for energy consumption or fertilizer.