The Bowral Waste Centre has been fined $15,000 by the Environment Protection Authority for poor landfill management practices.
Nearby residents have complained since May this year about offensive odours.
EPA Executive Director Steve Beaman said during a recent inspection, EPA officers found a large area of uncovered waste at the south western corner of the landfill.
“The company’s licence requires exposed waste to be covered at the end of each day. This requirement reduces the chance that odours can escape offsite and impact nearby homes and businesses.
“The EPA expects all licensees to comply with the requirements of their environment protection licence and make sure…