Exemptions for disaster waste
The Department of Environment and Science may identify disaster waste as a levy exempt waste when it is notified by a local council of a serious local event or a disaster is declared under the Disaster Management Act 2003.
Exempt waste declarations currently in effect:
Local government area
Waste disposal sites
|All local government areas in New South Wales, but limited to waste generated by the NSW bushfires and transported by contractors and/or transporters authorised by the NSW Environmental Protection Agency1||22 January 2020 up to and including 21 July 2020|
|State of Queensland2||22 March - ongoing|
|Scenic Rim Regional Council – Binna Burra Lodge3||18 May 2020 up to and including 17 July 2020|
1 Declared disaster waste on 22 January 2020 in relation to bushfires on 2 January 2020 pursuant to section 33 of the State Emergency and Rescue Management Act 1989 (the NSW Act). Exemption made by the Department of Environment and Science .
2 State-declared disaster on 22 March 2020. Exemption made by the Department of Environment and Science .
3 State declared disaster on 7 September 2019. Exemption made by the Department of Environment and Science .