Minchinbury odours

In 2021 and 2022, the EPA responded to a significant number of community reports of odour in Eastern Creek, Minchinbury and surrounding suburbs.

We identified odours being emitted from Bingo’s Dial-A-Dump facility at Eastern Creek during certain periods. Measures were put in place to reduce the odour impacts on the community, including restrictions to the company’s environment protection licence and regulatory action in relation to breaches of legislation.

The EPA charged Dial-A-Dump under section 129 of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 for allegedly emitting offensive odours from its premises in 2021. The offence carries a maximum penalty for a corporation of $1 million. Dial-A-Dump has entered a plea of guilty to the charge and the Court set a sentencing hearing for December 2023.

Odour complaints have significantly reduced since the completion of the landfill gas collection and flaring network in 2022 to treat odorous gases generated within the landfill. The odour monitors that were installed to detect hydrogen sulfide (rotten egg gas), which was the main odour reported by the community, have not detected levels above the threshold for an extended period. The odour monitors were a temporary measure while works at the landfill were being undertaken, and were decommissioned in November 2023.

To request historical air-monitoring data, please email info@epa.nsw.gov.au.

The EPA continues to closely monitor the situation. Our officers are regularly patrolling the area, inspecting the Bingo landfill, and taking odour surveys.

Reporting odours

Community reports can play an import role in our investigation of odours.

Important information on odours can be recorded using the fact sheet and odour log sheet (PDF 160KB).

If you are experiencing odour impacts please contact the 24-hour Environment Line on 131 555 or email info@epa.nsw.gov.au.


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