Emissions into the air can impact the health and environment around you, including causing health issues such as respiratory problems to the young and elderly and generally interfering in normal daily activities of others.
Air pollution is generally classed into three categories including Odour, Dust, and Smoke.
Council only has jurisdiction to act on certain air pollution issues and shares the responsibility of air emissions with other government agencies.
If you have a problem with air emissions such as odour, dust or smoke try and resolve firstly with your neighbour, as they are often not aware of their actions impacting others. If however, the issue does continue or there is other conflict please contacts Council’s Environmental Health Department 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NRBC).
Ways you can reduce odour emissions include:
• keep your property tidy and don’t allow vegetation or rubbish to accumulate
• consider weather conditions before starting work, for example when using fertiliser
• enclose or cover compost bins and piles of vegetation
• Liaise with your local Fire Department when looking at burning off vegetation and rubbish.
For further information refer to North Burnett Regional Council’s webpage or please call Council’s Environmental Health staff on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC).