Stock truck effluent

Stock effluent spillage from cartage trucks onto Otago roads can be dangerous to other road users and cause problems, including:

  • Road safety hazards for motor vehicles, motorcyclists, cyclists, pedestrians, and roading contractors
  • Potential health risks for those accidentally coming into contact with spilled effluent
  • Contamination of land and waterways
  • Nuisance odours

Farmers and truckies carting stock around the region are urged to help keep the roads clear of effluent.

  • Farmers: Stand stock off green feed for at least 4 hours (but no more than 12 hours).
  • Truckies: Install effluent storage tanks, and empty them regularly at the stock effluent disposal sites.
  • Road users: Report stock truck effluent spills by phoning the Pollution Hotline on 0800 800 033.

Stock effluent disposal sites

Otago Regional Council has installed six stock truck effluent disposal sites on State Highway One between Pukeuri and Clinton, and three facilities on inland Highways, at Raes Junction, Brassknocker Rd, and Tarras.

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