Brisbane City Council, residents and businesses all have a role to play in managing odour pollution in our community.
When investigating an odour complaint, Council considers the:
- amount of odour being emitted
- duration and rate of emission and the odour's characteristics and qualities
- sensitivity of the environment into which the odour is being emitted and the impact it may have.
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 (e.g. apply fertiliser on calm days and avoid wet weather conditions that may increase fertiliser odour)
- enclose or cover compost bins and piles of vegetation
- turn compost regularly to aerate the contents.
- Managing air and odour pollution in our community fact sheet (PDF - 280Kb)
- Managing air and odour pollution in our community fact sheet (Word - 103Kb).