Shellharbour City Council’s fee waiver for flood-damaged waste at the Dunmore Recycling and Waste Disposal Depot will end on Sunday 21 April.

Since the storm event on Saturday 6 April, approximately 75 tonnes of flood-impacted waste has been disposed of free of charge. As the cleanup subsides, regular fees will resume at the waste depot from Monday 22 April.

While customers pay a single fee at the gate, this is made up of two components, a fee to Council to place the waste into landfill and a fee to NSW Government called the Waste Levy. While Council’s regular fee will resume, the NSW Government will continue to waive a portion of the Waste Levy until 30 June 2024 for flood-related waste.

Note, customers will still be required to pay for the portion of the Waste Levy that relates to landfill disposal of the waste.

Residents may be required to sign a declaration stating that the waste is a result of flooding from the April 2024 rain event. The fee waiver does not apply to recyclable materials, which can be disposed of for free at the Community Recycling Centre within the Waste Disposal Depot.

We appreciate residents’ patience if they have experienced longer than usual wait times.

Shellharbour City Council will continue to offer support to flood-impacted residents as Council continue their clean-up and recovery efforts. This includes assessing damage and undertaking restorative works, clearing debris, repairs to roads and drainage systems.

More information on Natural Disaster Assistance is available here.