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Areas affected by the floods in New Wales to get the abolition of waste collection


Building materials, furniture and any other waste caused by floods are subject to a levy that applies to waste from both public and private lands.

Environment Minister James Griffin said residents could take flood-affected household items to a local landfill without worrying about cost.

“These floods are devastating to many communities, and abandoning this waste collection helps ease the burden of cleaning up,” Mr Griffin said.

“If you are involved in flood relief, ask the local commission which waste disposal facility accepts the waste and whether there are special requirements for the disposal of flood-damaged waste.”

Waste facilities will need to make sure that waste is generated as a result of floods before they can waive the government’s collection for waste. Waste collection fees may still be charged.

District areas where waste collection has been abolished:

Balin Council Kyogle Board
Bellingen Council Lismore Council
Byron Shira’s advice Nambuki Council
Clarence Valley Council Port Macquarie / Hastings Council
Coffs Harbor Council Richmond Council
Hornsby Council Council of the Hills
Kempsey Council Tweed’s advice

Areas where waste collection does not apply, but residents can use a nearby facility in the area where they are charged:

Armidel Regional Council
Council of Glen Ines Severn
Council of Tenterfield
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