AJ Bush and Sons, Riverstone

The EPA responding to community complaints regarding the operation of the AJ Bush and Sons meat rendering facility at Riverstone and continues to monitor activities by the licensee to check that they are complying with their licence conditions.

Operating hours

The AJ Bush and Sons Environment Protection Licence (EPL No. 1100) does not impose operating hour restrictions, permitting this premises to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Actual operating hours, however, are demand driven.

Enquiries regarding planned operating times of the AJ Bush and Sons premises are to be directed to the licensee. AJ Bush and Sons can be contacted by phone on 0400 852 555 and via email at community@ajbush.com.au

Investigations update – May 2021

We recently finalised our investigation into the odour-causing incidents that occurred between September and November 2020. As a result of this investigation, the EPA has issued AJ Bush and Sons with a $15,000 fine for the alleged breach of a licence condition related to the storage of raw animal product in an uncovered area outside in October 2020.

EPA odour investigation

The EPA continue to investigate reports of odour generation impacting residents of the nearby subdivision located at Nelson Rd, Box Rd, Terrain St, Driftwood St, Flower St and Box Hill. This is via odour surveys and announced and unannounced inspections of the AJ Bush and Sons premises.

We are currently investigating odour-causing incidents that have occurred at the AJ Bush and Sons premises in April 2021. Investigations take time to finalise and we will advise the community of the outcome. We will continue to work closely with the licensee to reduce the odour impacts on nearby residents. However, the complete absence of odour from the local environment is not likely to be achieved.

We will continue to provide the community with information concerning our regulation of this premises. Enquiries and concerns should be directed to the licensee in the first instance.

The EPA’s Environment Line is available to receive reports of environmental concerns or complaints 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 131 555 or via info@epa.nsw.gov.au

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