In a move to financially assist residents faced with the massive clean up in bushfire ravaged areas, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) have waived the landfill waste levy of $143.60 per tonne at Bowral Waste Centre for all bushfire generated waste.

Wingecarribee Shire Council will be directing some of their waste to the Bowral facility and will also be advising their residents to do the same.

“The EPA have responded promptly to our request to have the waste levy removed and it’s very positive news for the Council and their constituents” – said Mick Williams, General Manager of Bowral Waste Centre. “It means we are able to offer a different form of relief to the community by providing them with a safe and convenient location to dispose of their burnt waste”.

Bowral will be accepting the’ levy exempt material’ from tomorrow and anyone that has been affected by the fires and has burnt waste to tip can bring it in and receive the ‘levy exempt rate’.

To receive the discounted rate, any material tipped must be bushfire generated waste from the EPA list of eligible Councils (check if your Council is listed here). Material that is not from the EPA approved list will be charged at our usual tipping fee prices.

Please note for locals surrounding Bowral Waste, we can confirm that the following Councils are eligible:
• Wingecarribee Shire
• Wollondilly Shire
• Eurobodalla Shire
• Sutherland Shire

Further information regarding the tipping of bushfire generated waste includes:
• We cannot accept friable asbestos
• Waste must be fully extinguished
• There is a minimum charge of $38.50 (including gst) for waste up to 160kg after which the rate is $166.54 per tonne (including gst)
• Customers must have fully enclosed shoes, no children or pets on site
• For tonnes that exceed more than 50 tonnes in one job please advise Bowral Weighbridge on 02 4211 4555
• For any queries please call either Jesse Needham on 0459 950 115 or Gay Willis 0427 087 897

Should you require further information please do not hesitate to call our representatives Jesse Needham on 0459 950 115 or Gay Willis 0427 087 897 and they will be able to give you more information.