Riddell Road refuse tip - pic from Hume City Council.

‘Environmental concerns’ at Riddell Road tip

Sunbury’s Riddell Rd rubbish tip is closed due to environmental and safety concerns says councillor Jarrod Bell.

The tip’s contractor told the council its staff discovered that concrete at the site showed signs of cracking, leading to city council engineers to restrict access to the site while an investigation takes place.

“This crack appears to be quite deep and as a result, council’s contractor has temporarily suspended operations until the area can be deemed safe,” says Cllr Bell.

“Officers arranged an appropriately qualified engineer to attend and undertake the required assessments, which has determined further geotechnical assessment is required.”

Sunbury councillor Jarrod Bell.
Cllr Jarrod Bell.

Bell says council officers are investigating how to get the concrete repaired “as soon as is possible”.

“I have made my expectations clear that this should be of the highest priority and all efforts should be made to make the site safe and open to the community,” says Cllr Bell.

A Hume City spokesman says the council wants to ensure the site remains safe for workers to operate…”our team is working as quickly as possible to resolve this issue”.

“Residents are encouraged to make use of their two free at-home hard waste collection passes or to visit our Bolinda Road Resource Recovery Centre in Campbellfield,” says the spokesman.

The landfill is open for commercial customers and green waste, concrete, and soil for smaller vehicles.