The City of Greater Bendigo has copped an $8000 fine for noise pollution at the Eaglehawk landfill site.
The Environment Protection Authority began investigating the issue after receiving multiple complaints about noise levels.
The EPA assessed noise levels in September and found breaches of the council's licence conditions.
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EPA North West manager Dr Scott Pigdon said the data showed there were significant noise levels, especially in the morning before 7am.
"When noise limits are exceeded they have the potential to impact surrounding residents, for example quality of sleep and day-to-day well-being," Dr Pigdon said.
The council also has to install controls to reduce noise levels and the impact on the community.
But the City of Greater Bendigo can have the decision reviewed or have the matter determined in court.
A spokesperson said the council worked closely with the EPA to ensure it met its obligations and would work through this matter with the organisation.
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