Domestic waste management charges

Your rates notice includes an annual domestic waste management (DWM) charge to Council to manage and collect residential waste. This is authorised under Section 496 of the Local Government Act 1993.

This charge funds Council's household recycling service, green waste service, garbage collection and disposal, clean-up service and lane cleaning. It includes landfill tipping fees, as well as the NSW Government Section 88 landfill levy which increases each year as part of the NSW Government's strategy to reduce landfill.

All ratepayers currently receive a subsidy in their domestic waste management charges, as part of a $7 million plan that commenced in July 2021 to align these charges with our Zero Waste Resource Recovery Strategy over a period of six years.

The following domestic waste management charges are current from 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024:

  • Small garbage bin (less than 120 litres): $377.00 p.a.
  • Standard garbage bin (120 litres): $502.00 p.a.
  • Large garbage bin (240 litres): $753.00 p.a.
  • Vacant/availability: $251.00 p.a.

Note: From 8 October 2023, Council will be rolling out food recycling to the LGA, with garbage (red bin) collection fortnightly and garden organic waste (green bin) collection weekly. There will be no change in price.

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Page last updated: 19 Sep 2023