Council voted to investigate the feasibility of replacing the Queens Pinch waste transfer station with a garbage collection service, at the March meeting last Wednesday.
The motion - which was carried unanimously - was listed by Cr John O'Neill, who pointed to the potentially unhygienic nature of the site.
"At the last meeting and open council there were residents of Queens Pinch Road and Bocoble Road, who've had some concerns about not only health and wellbeing of other locals but also what's happening with that facility - with kids climbing into and out of it getting bottles and cans," he said.
"I think now we need to investigate what other options are available, whether that be garbage collection service or potentially a locked facility."
The officer's comments - made with the listing in the agenda - said that Council staff have undertaken similar investigations in the past, although considered it timely to revisit the issue to obtain more up-to-date information.
At the meeting, mayor Des Kennedy sought clarification as to whether opening a facility further away from the highway is an option that could be explored, which was confirmed.
Cr Russell Holden suggested, "I think that one of the problems with that waste transfer station is that it doesn't just do Queens Pinch - it does Melrose Road, Rocky Waterhole Road..."
Cr Peter Shelley then interposed with "Sydney". To which Cr Holden continued, "unfortunately I agree with that comment", implying the site's reputation as a dumping point.
From today until Thursday, April 2, the Home Rule waste transfer station will be temporarily closed to remove and clean the site of illegally dumped asbestos.
During the temporary closure residents are asked to dispose of their general waste and recycling at Gulgong waste transfer station and Mudgee waste facility. There is no charge for domestic waste and recycling disposal at these locations.