Waste Levy waived for storm affected recovery
The state government has waived the waste levy to assist communities with the cost of waste disposal after being affected by the recent storms.
People who registered their names in Recovery Centres that were established during the severe weather where most damage was caused in 18 council areas and were issued a ‘Temporary Incident Card’, will be eligible for this offer.
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will administer the waste levy waiver under this temporary arrangement.
This severe weather generated a significant amount of waste including trees, building materials and metals that will require disposal at waste depots where the levy will be waived.
Organic waste that can be received as green waste will also be exempt from the levy.
Sandbags will be accepted at clean fill rates with no levy when taken to a waste depot for disposal.
This exemption will not apply to the regular gate fee charged by a waste depot.
Any burning of building material or damaged trees is a matter that should be dealt with in consultation with local councils.
More information on environmental burning.
The EPA can also be contacted for general advice on 8204 2004 or1800 623 445 (country callers only).