Flood affected areas in NSW to receive waste levy waivers
Residents facing the difficult task of cleaning up after extraordinary flooding across the state will be able to take flood-generated waste to the tip for free.
Building materials, furniture, and any other flood-generated waste is covered by the waiving of the levy, which applies to waste from both public and private land.
Environment Minister James Griffin said residents can take flood-affected household items to their local landfill without having to worry about the cost.
“These floods are devastating for so many communities, and the waiving of this waste levy helps to ease the burden of the clean-up,” Mr Griffin said.
“If you’re involved in the flood clean-up, ask your local council which waste facility is taking debris, and whether there are special requirements for disposing of flood-damaged waste.”
Waste facilities will need to ensure the waste is flood generated before they can waive the Government’s waste levy. Council waste facility gate fees may still apply.
Council areas where the waste levy has been waived:
|Ballina Council||Kyogle Council|
|Bellingen Council||Lismore Council|
|Byron Shire Council||Nambucca Council|
|Clarence Valley Council||Port Macquarie / Hastings Council|
|Coffs Harbour Council||Richmond Council|
|Hornsby Council||The Hills Council|
|Kempsey Council||Tweed Council|
Council areas where the waste levy does not apply, but where residents may use a nearby facility in an area where they levy has been waived:
|Armidale Regional Council|
|Glen Innes Severn Council|