Disposal of CCA-Treated Timber

There is currently no adequate management of waste CCA-treated timber. As the waste is not classified as hazardous in Australia, it is being deposited in unlined landfills and burned (a regular practice in vineyards during autumn). Both are dangerous methods of disposal. The APVMA review does not provide any useful recommendations to alter this situation. Despite the lack of options, CCA-treated timber continues to be manufactured and widely used, increasing the volume that will require disposal. It is recommended that:

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