Waste levy waived in Natural Disaster Areas

To help people dispose of their waste quickly and easily, the NSW Government has waived the waste levy fee in areas across NSW that have been declared Natural Disaster Areas.

Residents should contact their councils before leaving home with their waste to confirm the names of the facilities where the levy is waived and their opening status (noting that conditions are changing rapidly).

Council areas where the waste levy has been waived

Bushfires

  • Ballina Shire
  • Bellingen
  • Blue Mountains City
  • Byron Shire
  • Central Coast
  • Cessnock City
  • Clarence Valley
  • Coffs Harbour City
  • Dungog Shire
  • Hawkesbury City
  • Kempsey Shire
  • Ku-ring-gai
  • Kyogle
  • Lake Macquarie City
  • Lismore City
  • Mid-Coast
  • Muswellbrook Shire
  • Nambucca Shire
  • Penrith City
  • Port Macquarie-Hastings
  • Richmond Valley
  • Shoalhaven City
  • Singleton
  • Sutherland Shire
  • Tweed Shire
  • Upper Hunter Shire
  • Wingecarribee Shire
  • Wollondilly Shire
     

Storms and Floods

  • Ballina Shire
  • Bayside
  • Bellingen Shire
  • Blacktown City
  • Blue Mountains City
  • Burwood
  • Byron Shire
  • Camden
  • Campbelltown City
  • Canterbury Bankstown
  • Central Coast
  • Cessnock City
  • City of Canada Bay
  • City of Parramatta
  • Clarence Valley
  • Coffs Harbour City
  • Council of the City of Ryde
  • Council of the City of Sydney
  • Cumberland
  • Dungog Shire
  • Fairfield City
  • Georges River
  • Hawkesbury City
  • Inner West
  • Kempsey Shire
  • Ku-ring-gai
  • Kyogle
  • Lake Macquarie City
  • Lane Cove Municipal
  • Lismore City
  • Liverpool City
  • Maitland City
  • Mid-Coast
  • Mosman Municipal
  • Nambucca Valley
  • Newcastle City
  • North Sydney
  • Northern Beaches
  • Penrith City
  • Port Macquarie-Hastings
  • Port Stephens
  • Randwick City
  • Richmond Valley
  • Shellharbour City
  • Shoalhaven City
  • Strathfield Municipal
  • Sutherland Shire
  • The Council of the Municipality of Hunters Hill
  • The Council of the Shire of Hornsby
  • The Hills Shire
  • Tweed Shire
  • Waverley
  • Willoughby City
  • Wingecarribee Shire
  • Wollondilly Shire
  • Wollongong City
  • Woollahra Municipal

Council areas where the waste levy does not apply, but where residents may use a nearby facility in an area where the levy has been waived

Bushfires

  • Armidale Regional
  • Bega Valley
  • Cootamundra-Gundagai
  • Eurobodalla Shire
  • Glen Innes Severn Shire
  • Goulburn Mulwaree
  • Greater Hume
  • Gwydir Shire
  • Inverell Shire
  • Lithgow City
  • Mid-Western Regional
  • Narrabri Shire
  • Oberon
  • Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional
  • Snowy Monaro Regional
  • Snowy Valleys
  • Tamworth Regional
  • Tenterfield Shire
  • Upper Lachlan Shire
  • Uralla Shire
  • Wagga Wagga
  • Walcha

Storms and Floods

  • Armidale Regional
  • Bathurst Regional
  • Bega Valley Shire
  • City of Lithgow
  • Eurobodalla Shire
  • Goulburn Mulwaree
  • Liverpool Plains Shire
  • Narrabri Shire
  • Parkes Shire
  • Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional
  • Snowy Monaro Regional
  • Snowy Valleys
  • Tamworth Regional
  • Upper Lachlan Shire

Read the Minister's media release (19 November 2019)