Waste Facility Environmental Compliance

WASTE MANAGEMENT – ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE

Changes to the environmental protection legislation as a result of the Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 requires all local Councils to publish groundwater, surface water, leachate and landfill gas monitoring data from each of their landfill sites from 1 July 2012.
Nambucca Council currently operates two sites adjacent to each other within the LGA being a landfill and transfer station.

Licensed Facility:  Nambucca Waste Management Facility
Environment Protection Licence:  No 11386 (Landfill) & No 6268 (Transfer Station)
Facilities Address:  711 Old Coast Road Nambucca Heads
Licensee's Name:  Nambucca Valley Council
Licensee's Address:  PO Box 177, Macksville NSW 2447

The link provided below will take you to the Office of Environment and Heritage website, where you can search for each licence by entering the licence number. Full licence details and past annual returns can be viewed online.

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/prpoeoapp/

 
 
Environment Protection Licence: 11386 (Landfill)

The tables below identify the environmental monitoring/testing schedule and sampling results as indicated in the Environmental Protection Licence for annual, bi-annual and quarterly sampling with the licence anniversary date being 1 March.

Note: If N/A is indicated it means that at the time of sampling no water or probe readings were available.

NNLF-1 Bore Hole (Quarterly Sampling)

 
Date Alkalinity
(mg/L)
Ammonia
(mg/L)
Boron
(mg/L)
Conductivity
(mS/cm)
Nitrate
(mg/L)
Total Nitrogen
(mg/L)
Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen
(mg/L)
Potassium
(mg/L)
Temperature
oC
pH
21.06.22 183 0.06 0.028 0.174 0.22 0.98 0.76 1.5 17.2 6.4
07.07.22 25 <0.02 0.020 0.112 <0.02 0.60 0.06 1.7 20.5 6.4
01.09/22 170 0.03 0.026 0.164 0.14 0.88 0.74 1.6 21.7 7.0
                     



NNLF-2 Bore Hole (Quarterly Sampling)
 
Date Alkalinity
(mg/L)
Ammonia
(mg/L)
Boron
(mg/L)
Conductivity
(mS/cm)
Nitrate
(mg/L)
Total Nitrogen
(mg/L)
Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen
(mg/L)
Potassium
(mg/L)
Tempurature
oC
pH
21.06.22 34 0.24 0.029 0.218 <0.02 0.77 0.77 1.3 15.7 5.6
07.07.22 4 <0.02 0.017 0.055 0.05 0.56 0.49 0.87 20.4 5.8
01.09/22 31 0.23 0.027 0.295 <0.02 0.84 0.84 1.5 22.1 5.5
                     



NNLF-6 Gas Monitoring (Methane Bi-Annual)
 
Date Gatehouse
(% v/v)
Machinery Shed
(% v/v)
House @ Hi-Tec Concrete
(% v/v)
Shed@ Hi-Tec Concrete
(% v/v)
Work Shed @ Hi-Tec
Concrete (% v/v)
03.06.22 0 0 0 0 0
           



NNLF-7 Gas Monitoring (Methane Bi-Annual)
 
Date Stage One - Cell One
(% v/v)
Stage One - Cell Two
(% v/v)
03.06.22 0 0
     



NNLF-8 Gas Monitoring (Methane Bi-Annual)
 
Date Bore Hole 1
(% v/v)
Bore Hole 2
(% v/v)
Bore Hole 12
(% v/v)
Bore Hole 13
(% v/v)
03.06.22 0 0 0 0
         


 
 
NNLF-9 Surface Water (Bi-annual Sampling)
 
Date Alkalinity
(mg/L)
Ammonia
(mg/L)
Arsenic
(mg/L)
BOD
(mg/L)
Boron
(mg/L)
Calcium
(mg/L)
Chloride
(mg/L)
Chromium (mg/L) Conductivity
(mS/cm)
Dissolved oxygen
(mg/L)
Fluoride
(mg/L)
Iron
(mg/L)
Lead
(mg/L)
Magnesium
(mg/L)
Manganese
(mg/L)
Nitrate
(mg/L)
Total Nitrogen
(mg/L)
Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen
(mg/L)
Phosphorus
(mg/L)
Potassium
(mg/L)
Sodium
(mg/L)
Sulfate
(mg/L)
Temperature
oC
Total Phenolics
(mg/L)
TOC
 (mg/L)
Zinc
(mg/L)
pH
01.09/22 105 2.70 <0.012 <4 0.12 23 71 <0.002 N/A N/A <0.10 0.61 <0.008 9.8 0.13 2.10 6.03 3.87 0.17 5.2 49 12 N/A 0.001 10 0.007 7.7
                                                       
 
NNLF-12 Bore Hole (Quarterly Sampling)
 
Date Alkalinity
(mg/L)
Ammonia
(mg/L)
Boron
(mg/L)
Conductivity
(mS/cm)
Nitrate
(mg/L)
Total Nitrogen
(mg/L)
Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen
(mg/L)
Potassium
(mg/L)
Temperature
oC
pH
21.06.22 215 <0.02 0.031 0.122 0.08 0.46 0.38 3.1 7.6 6.5
07.07.22 43 1.61 0.041 0.172 0.11 2.08 1.94 2.4 21.2 7.5
01.09/22 144 <0.02 0.032 0.645 0.11 0.66 0.55 2.5 21.6 7.1
                     


NNLF-13 Bore Hole (Quarterly Sampling)
 
Date Alkalinity
(mg/L)
Ammonia
(mg/L)
Boron
(mg/L)
Conductivity
(mS/cm)
Nitrate
(mg/L)
Total Nitrogen
(mg/L)
Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen
(mg/L)
Potassium
(mg/L)
Temperature
oC
pH
21.06.22 84 0.33 0.042 0.208 0.04 1.31 1.27 5.3 21.2 5.9
07.07.22 70 3.01 0.086 0.0325 0.03 6.48 6.43 6.0 21 7.2
01.09/22 69 0.34 0.048 0.197 <0.02 2.81 2.81 14 22.2 6.1
                     


The table below identifies the environmental monitoring/testing schedule and sampling results as indicated in the Environmental Protection Licence for special frequency (1 and 2) sampling for the first rainfall event in each quarter that exceeds 30mm in 24 hours.

NNLF-3 Surface Water (Quarterly Sampling)

 
Date Alkalinity
(mg/L)
Ammonia
(mg/L)
Boron
(mg/L)
Conductivity
(mS/cm)
Nitrate
(mg/L)
Total Nitrogen
(mg/L)
Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen
(mg/L)
Potassium
(mg/L)
Temperature
oC
Total Suspended Solids
(mg/L)
Dissolved Oxygen
(mg/L)
pH
24.05.22 11 0.03 0.021 0.121 0.05 0.52 0.47 1.2 20.2 7 8.5 6.1
06.07.22 4 <0.02 0.015 0.030 0.08 0.68 0.60 0.93 19.6 35 9.3 5.7
05.09.22 5 0.02 0.024 0.210 0.03 0.36 0.33 1.3 4.6 6 9.2 5.7
                         


NNLF-4 Surface Water (Quarterly Sampling)
 
Date Alkalinity
(mg/L)
Ammonia
(mg/L)
Boron
(mg/L)


Conductivity
(mS/cm)
Nitrate
(mg/L)
Total Nitrogen
(mg/L)
Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen
(mg/L)
Potassium
(mg/L)


Temperature
oC
Total Suspended Solids
(mg/L)

Dissolved Oxygen
(mg/L)

 

pH
24.05.22 62 0.35 0.030 0.198 0.07 1.01 0.94 3.7 20.2 89 8.0 6.1
06.07.22 31 0.08 0.023 0.100 0.14 1.14 1.00 2.8 19.3 336 9.2 7.4
05.09.22 56 0.35 0.048 0.276 0.40 1.42 0.99 5.2 8.9 58 9.6 7.3
                         



NNLF-5 Surface Water (Quarterly Sampling)
 
Date Alkalinity
(mg/L)
Ammonia
(mg/L)
Boron
(mg/L)

Conductivity
(mS/cm)
Nitrate
(mg/L)
Total Nitrogen
(mg/L)
Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen
(mg/L)
Potassium
(mg/L)

Temperature
oC
Total Suspended Solids
(mg/L)
Dissolved Oxygen
(mg/L)
pH
24.05.22 57 0.35 0.029 0.193 0.05 0.94 0.89 3.4
20.1
5 6.1 6.9
06.07.22 26 0.09 0.029 0.102 0.17 0.76 0.59 2.6 19.4 33 9.4 7.3
05.09.22 56 0.36 0.048 0.277 0.39 1.45 1.02 5.0 6.9 40 8.4 7.3
                         



NNLF-11 Surface Water (Quarterly Sampling)
 
Date pH Total Suspended Solids
(mg/L)
24.05.22 6.0 7
06.07.22 6.6 1610
05.09.22 5.9 6
     

NNLF-5 Surface Water (Wetland outlet pipe during overflows up to 74mm rain)

Date pH Total Suspended Solids
(mg/L)
Rainfall  
01.03.22 N/A N/A 96mm
Exceed rainfall
         
07.03.22 Missed Missed 28mm  
08.03.22 N/A N/A 84mm
Exceed rainfall
         
24.03.22 Missed Missed 15mm  
25.03.22 Missed Missed 11mm  
26.03.22 N/A N/A 57mm
Exceed rainfall
         
29.03.22 7.3 7 29mm  
30.03.22 N/A N/A 176mm
Exceed rainfall
         
08.04.22 Missed Missed 18mm  
09.04.22 Missed Missed 26mm  
10.04.22 Missed Missed 5mm  
         
23.04.22 Missed Missed 37mm  
24.04.22 Missed Missed 12mm  
25.04.22 Missed Missed 6mm  
26.04.22 Missed Missed 19mm  
27.04.22 Missed Missed 1mm  
28.04.22 Missed Missed 11mm  
         
12.05.22 Missed Missed 25mm  
13.05.22 Missed Missed 25mm  
14.05.22 Missed Missed 32mm Exceed rainfall
         
21.05.22 Missed Missed 11mm  
22.05.22 Missed Missed 29mm  
23.05.22 Missed Missed 35mm  
24.05.22 6.9 10 5mm Exceed rainfall
25.05.22 6.9 5 5.5mm  
         
06.07.22 6.6 1610 140mm Exceed rainfall
         
21.07.22 7.0 4 12mm  
22.07.22 7.1 8 13.5mm  
         
03.09.22 N/A N/A 24mm Weekend
04.09.22 N/A N/A 95mm Weekend
05.09.22 6 5.9 2mm Exceed rainfall
         
22.09.22 7.2 7 36mm  
23.09.22 N/A N/A 90mm Exceed rainfall
         
         

Environment Protection Licence: 6268 (Transfer Station)

The table below identifies the environmental monitoring/testing schedule and sampling results as indicated in the Environmental Protection Licence for annual, bi-annual and quarterly sampling with the licence anniversary date being 18 September.

Note: If N/A is indicated it means that at the time of sampling no water or probe readings were available.


NLF-1 Bore Hole (Annual Sampling)
 
Date Ammonia
(mg/L)
Arsenic
(mg/L)
Dissolved Oxygen
(mg/L)
Nitrate
(mg/L)
Ph Potassium
(mg/L)
Total Nitrogen
(mg/L)
Total Phosphorus
(mg/L)
Temperature
oC
Total Organic Carbon
(mg/L)
Zinc
(mg/L)
Standing Water Level
                         


NLF-2 Bore Hole (Annual Sampling)
 
Date Ammonia
(mg/L)
Arsenic
(mg/L)
Dissolved Oxygen
(mg/L)
Nitrate
(mg/L)
Ph Potassium
(mg/L)
Total Nitrogen
(mg/L)
Total Phosphorus
(mg/L)
Temperature
oC
Total Organic Carbon
(mg/L)
Zinc
(mg/L)
Standing Water Level
                         


NLF-3 Bore Hole (Annual Sampling)
 
Date Ammonia
(mg/L)
Arsenic
(mg/L)
Dissolved Oxygen
(mg/L)
Nitrate
(mg/L)
Ph Potassium
(mg/L)
Total Nitrogen
(mg/L)
Total Phosphorus
(mg/L)
Temperature
oC
Total Organic Carbon
(mg/L)
Standing Water Level
                       

NLF-4 Bore Hole (Annual Sampling)
 
Date Ammonia
(mg/L)
Arsenic
(mg/L)
Dissolved Oxygen
(mg/L)
Nitrate
(mg/L)
Ph Potassium
(mg/L)
Total Nitrogen
(mg/L)
Total Phosphorus
(mg/L)
Temperature
oC
Total Organic Carbon
(mg/L)
Zinc
(mg/L)
Standing Water Level
                         


NLF-5 Bore Hole (Annual Sampling)
 
Date Ammonia
(mg/L)
Arsenic
(mg/L)
Dissolved Oxygen
(mg/L)
Nitrate
(mg/L)
Ph Potassium
(mg/L)
Total Nitrogen
(mg/L)
Total Phosphorus
(mg/L)
Temperature
oC
Total Organic Carbon
(mg/L)
Zinc
(mg/L)
Standing Water Level
                         


NLF-6a Bore Hole (Annual Sampling)
 
  Date Ammonia
(mg/L)
Arsenic
(mg/L)
Dissolved Oxygen
(mg/L)
Nitrate
(mg/L)
Ph Potassium
(mg/L)
Total Nitrogen
(mg/L)
Total Phosphorus
(mg/L)
Temperature
oC
Total Organic Carbon
(mg/L)
Standing Water Level Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen
(mg/L)
                         
                             


NLF-8 Bore Hole (Annual Sampling)
 
  Date Ammonia
(mg/L)
Arsenic
(mg/L)
Dissolved Oxygen
(mg/L)
Nitrate
(mg/L)
Ph Potassium
(mg/L)
Total Nitrogen
(mg/L)
Total Phosphorus
(mg/L)
Temperature
oC
Total Organic Carbon
(mg/L)
Zinc
(mg/L)
Standing Water Level
                         
                             



NLF-9 Bore Hole (Annual Sampling)

 
Date Ammonia
(mg/L)
Arsenic
(mg/L)
Dissolved Oxygen
(mg/L)
Nitrate
(mg/L)
Ph Potassium
(mg/L)
Total Nitrogen
(mg/L)
Total Phosphorus
(mg/L)
Temperature
oC
Total Organic Carbon
(mg/L)
Zinc
(mg/L)
Standing Water Level
                         


NLF-10 Surface Water (Quarterly Sampling)
 
  Date Ammonia
(mg/L)
Arsenic
(mg/L)
Dissolved Oxygen
(mg/L)
Nitrate
(mg/L)
Ph Potassium
(mg/L)
Total Nitrogen
(mg/L)
Total Phosphorus
(mg/L)
Temperature
oC
Total Organic Carbon
(mg/L)
Total Suspended Solids
(mg/L)
Zinc
(mg/L)
                         
                         
                         
                         
                           


NLF-11 Surface Water (Quarterly Sampling)
 
Date Ammonia
(mg/L)
Arsenic
(mg/L)
Dissolved Oxygen
(mg/L)
Nitrate
(mg/L)
Ph Potassium
(mg/L)
Total Nitrogen
(mg/L)
Total Phosphorus
(mg/L)
Temperature
oC
Total Organic Carbon
(mg/L)
Total Suspended Solids
(mg/L)
Zinc
(mg/L)
                         
                         
                         
                         

NLF-12 Surface Water (Quarterly Sampling)
 
Date Ammonia
(mg/L)
Arsenic
(mg/L)
Dissolved Oxygen
(mg/L)
Nitrate
(mg/L)
Ph Potassium
(mg/L)
Total Nitrogen
(mg/L)
Total Phosphorus
(mg/L)
Temperature
oC
Total Organic Carbon
(mg/L)
Total Suspended Solids
(mg/L)
Zinc
(mg/L)
                         
                         
                         
                         


NLF-13 Surface Water (Bi-Annual)
 
Date Ammonia
(mg/L)
Biochemical Oxygen Demand
(mg/L)
Calcium
(mg/L)
Chloride
(mg/L)
Iron
(mg/L)
Magnesium
(mg/L)
Nitrate
(mg/L)
Ph Potassium
(mg/L)
Sodium
(mg/L)
Sulfate
(mg/L)
Total Nitrogen
(mg/L)
Total Phosphorus
(mg/L)
Total Organic Carbon
(mg/L)
                             
                             

NLF-14 Gas Monitoring (Methane Bi-Annual)

 
Date Gatehouse
(%v/v)
Machinery Shed
(%v/v)
House @ Hi-Tec Concrete
(%v/v)
Shed
(%v/v)
Work Shed @ Hi-Tec Concrete
(%v/v)
           
           


NLF-15 Gas Monitoring (Methane Bi-Annual)
 
Date Eastern Side of Waste Area
(%v/v)
Western Side of Waste Area
(%v/v)
     
     


NLF-16 Gas Monitoring (Methane Bi-Annual)
 
Date Bore Hole 1
(%v/v)
Bore Hole 2
(%v/v)
Bore Hole 3
(%v/v)
Bore Hole 4
(%v/v)
Bore Hole 5
(%v/v)
Bore Hole 6a
(%v/v)
Bore Hole 8
(%v/v)
Bore Hole 9
(%v/v)
                 
                 



The table below identifies the environmental monitoring/testing schedule and sampling results as indicated in the Environmental Protection Licence for special frequency (1) sampling for the first four rainfalls events that occur after the licence anniversary (18 September) that exceeds 20mm in 24 hours.

NLF–10
Date Rainfall Ph Total Suspended Solids
(mg/L)
       
       
       
       

The table below identifies the environmental monitoring and testing schedule and sampling results as indicated in the Environmental Protection Licence for the strategy for overflow sampling.

Pump No 2
Date Rainfall
(mm)
Ammonia
(mg/L)
Nitrate
(mg/L)
Total Nitrogen
(mg/L)

Potassium
(mg/L)
Total Suspended Solids
(mg/L)
pH
Total Organic Carbon
(mg/L)
Total Dissolved     Solids
(mg/l)
Conductivity (Us/cm)    
1st Quarter
(Sept – Nov)
                   
05/09/2022 2mm 8.07 0.21 9.35 N/A 23 6.5 N/A 392 613
06/09/2022 0mm 2.38 0.33 3.26 N/A 11 6.8 N/A 316 494
                     
                     
                     
                     
2nd Quarter
(Dec – Feb)
                   
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
3rd Quarter
(March – May)
                   
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
4th Quarter
(June – Aug)
                   
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     

NLF–13
 
Date Rainfall
(mm)
Ammonia
(mg/L)
Nitrate
(mg/L)
Total Nitrogen
(mg/L)

Potassium
(mg/L)
Total Suspended Solids
(mg/L)
pH
Total Organic Carbon
(mg/L)

Total Dissolved Solids  (mg/l)

Conductivity (Us/cm)
1st Quarter
(Sept – Nov)
                   
05/09/2022 2mm 8.05 <0.02 9.25 N/A 31 7.0 N/A 426 665
                     
                     
                     
2nd Quarter
(Dec – Feb)
                   
                     
                     
                     
3rd Quarter
(March – May)
                   
                     
                     

 
                   
4th Quarter
(June – Aug)
                   
                     
                     
                     
NLF–10
Date Rainfall
(mm)
Spillway Depth
(mm)
Ammonia
(mg/L)
Nitrate
(mg/L)
Total Nitrogen
(mg/L)

Potassium
(mg/L)
Total Suspended Solids
(mg/L)
pH
Total Organic Carbon (mg/L)

Total Dissolved Solids (mg/l)

Conductivity (Us/cm)
1st Quarter
(Sept – Nov)
                     
05/09/2022 2mm 0mm 0.82 0.23 1.67 N/A 17 7.0 N/A 331 517
06/09/2022 0mm 0mm 0.62 0.14 1.35 N/A 8 7.0 N/A 374 585
                       
                       
                       
                       
2nd Quarter
(Dec – Feb)
                     
                       
                       
                       
                       
                       
                       
                       
3rd Quarter
(March – May)
                     
                       
                       
                       

 
                     
                       
                       
                       
4th Quarter
(June – Aug)
                     
                       
                       
                       
                       
                       
                       
                       
                       



NLF–11
Date Rainfall
(mm)
Ammonia
(mg/L)
Nitrate
(mg/L)
Total Nitrogen
(mg/L)

Potassium (mg/L)
Total Suspended Solids
(mg/L)
pH
Total Organic Carbon
 (mg/L)

Total Dissolved Solids (mg/l)

Conductivity (Us/cm)
1st Quarter
(Sept – Nov)
                   
05/09/2022 2mm 0.14 0.19 0.74 N/A 9 7.0 N/A 147 229
06/09/2022 0mm 0.13 0.14 0.57 N/A 6 7.0 N/A 171 267
                     
                     
                     
                     
2nd Quarter
(Dec – Feb)
                   
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
3rd Quarter
(March – May)
                   
                     
                     

 
                   
                     
                     
4th Quarter
(June – Aug)
                   
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     




PRP–1
Date Rainfall
(mm)
Ammonia
(mg/L)
Nitrate
(mg/L)
Total Nitrogen
(mg/L)

Potassium (mg/L)
 
Total Suspended Solids
(mg/L)
pH
Total Organic Carbon
 (mg/L)
Total Dissolved Solids (mg/l) Conductivity (Us/cm)
1st Quarter
(Sept – Nov)
                   
05/09/2022 2mm 0.14 0.19 0.74 N/A 14 6.9 N/A 151 236
06/09/2022 0mm 0.14 0.14 0.58 N/A 7 7.0 N/A 174 271
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
2nd Quarter
(Dec – Feb)
                   
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
3rd Quarter
(March – May)
                   
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
4th Quarter
(June – Aug)
                   
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     





NLF–12
Date Rainfall
(mm)
Ammonia
(mg/L)
Nitrate
(mg/L)
Total Nitrogen
(mg/L)

Potassium (mg/L)
Total Suspended Solids
(mg/L)
pH
Total Organic Carbon
(mg/L)
Total Dissolved Solids (mg/l) Conductivity (Us/cm)
1st Quarter
(Sept – Nov)
                   
05/09/2022 2mm 0.35 0.42 1.38 N/A 50 7.5 N/A 182 285
06/09/2022 0mm 0.20 0.05 0.53 N/A 6 6.6 N/A 170 266
                     
                     
                     
                     
2nd Quarter
(Dec – Feb0)
                   
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
3rd Quarter
(March – May)
                   
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
4th Quarter
(June – Aug)
                   
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     


Environmental Compliance - Water and Sewerage

Changes to the environmental protection legislation as a result of the Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 requires all local Councils to publish effluent discharge monitoring data from each of their wastewater treatment plant sites from 1 July 2012.