Waste Levy waived for bushfire affected Rappville

The NSW Government has waived the waste levy fee for residents disposing of bushfire generated waste from the Northern NSW town of Rappville, a declared bushfire Natural Disaster Area.

Environment Minister Matt Kean said the residents of Rappville have suffered an awful loss of home and property and now face the massive and heartbreaking task of clean-up.

“We’ve waived the waste levy fee to help the community dispose of their bushfire damaged goods quickly and responsibly,” Mr Kean said.

“Building materials, furniture and any other bushfire generated waste is included.

The exemption applies until 31 December 2019 on debris and waste created by the Busbys Flat Road fire.

The levy will be waived on waste taken to the following waste facilities:

  • Grafton Regional Landfill, 704 Armidale Road South Grafton
  • Kyogle Landfill, 64-78 Runnymede Road Kyogle
  • Nammoona Landfill, Dargaville Road Casino

Residents should check with their council on specific requirements to dispose of bushfire damaged waste.

The waste levy exemption only applies at the listed waste facilities and council waste facility gate fees might still apply. Waste facilities will need to ensure the waste is bushfire generated before they can waive the Government’s waste levy.

 “We hope this eases some of the pressure people are feeling after these devastating bushfires,” Mr Kean said.