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Waste levy fee waived for flood-affected areas

31 March 2021

The waste levy fee will be waived for NSW residents disposing of flood-damaged waste in declared natural disaster areas.

Floodwater in Lismore NSW

Residents who live in one of the 34 Local Government Areas (LGAs) declared natural disaster areas will be able to dispose of:

  • all building materials
  • furniture
  • any other flood generated waste on both private and public land.

The list of exempt LGAs will be updated as more natural disaster areas are declared.

Residents can check with their local council for local facilities details, including any specific requirements to dispose of flood-damaged waste.

Environment Minister Matt Kean said as floodwaters in some parts of the state start to recede, residents will face a hard and painful clean-up process.
“We have waived the waste levy in flood-affected areas to help move the mess quickly and safely,” Mr Kean said.

Find out more about the waste levy in NSW

Flood safety information

If you have been affected by the storms or flooding, visit storms and floods customer care or call 13 77 88.

For emergency help, call the NSW SES on 132 500

Stay up to date with official warnings.

Learn how NSW SES plans for floods and storms.

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