The Brookdale Liquid Waste Treatment Facility (LWTF) has been operating under environmental approvals since 1988 as a septage treatment plant. The facility was also licenced by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to receive some specific types of hazardous liquid waste for treatment to render them nonhazardous or utilised on-site as reagents for treating other liquid wastes.
This proposal is for a change to plant processes and waste acceptance criteria for this facility to enable it to accept a wider range of hazardous liquid wastes for specialised treatment to:
- render them suitable for disposal to an approved landfill;
- render them non-hazardous for treatment within the LWTF;
- recycle them offsite; or
- repackage them for transport to other appropriate facilities.
The proposal does not include solid wastes except for those included in the definition of liquid wastes, nor does the proposal include radioactive or explosive wastes.