Sewage treatment

 135 Byng St, Orange
 02 6393 8000
 02 6393 8199
 council@orange.nsw.gov.au
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Sewage Treatment

Orange City Council operates a modern and extensive network of sewer mains and pipes and a well-equipped sewage treatment works. This system is a significant part of the services the City Council offers to promote the good health of the community.

Keeping your sewer system working well
All community members can play a part in keeping our network of sewer pipes operating well.

What items should be flushed down a toilet or washed down a sink?
Orange City Council’s sewers are designed to transport wastewater from sinks, baths and toilets. This waste water should only contain toilet paper and human waste.

What Items can be disposed of into the Sewer System?

ItemY/NOther options
Water from kitchen sink, laundry, bathingYUsing low phosphorus detergents is better for the
environment
MilkYOnly in small amounts, otherwise pour onto your garden
compost
Yoghurt/dairy productsNDispose along with household rubbish
Fruit & vegetable wasteNCompost or dispose along with household rubbish
Out of date juiceYOnly in small amounts, otherwise pour onto your garden compost
Cooking oils & fatsNCollect in a sealed container and dispose along with
household rubbish
Household paintNContact Orange City Council for chemical collections
information or neighbourhood waste collection days
Household cleanersNFollow disposal directions on packages
Toilet freshenersNDispose along with household rubbish
Chemicals, pesticides, motor oilsNContact Orange City Council for chemical collections
information or neighbourhood waste collection days
Pills & medicinesNHand-in to chemist in original container
Cosmetics & cotton budsNDispose along with household rubbish
Nappies & sanitary productsNDispose along with household rubbish
Stormwater & yard drainageNDrain to stormwater system