Domestic waste management charges

Each residential property owner receives a rates notice which includes the annual domestic waste management (DWM) charge applied to cover the cost of providing the residential waste service. This is authorised under Section 496 of the Local Government Act 1993.

This charge funds Council's household recycling service;

  • Kerbside bins, collection and processing (red, yellow and green lid bins)
  • Booked clean-up

Council's disposal costs include the NSW Government Section 88 landfill levy which increases annual as a 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.

Inner Wests waste charges are determined by the size of the red lid garbage bin.

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: Council has delegated the General Manager the authority to write off additional fees to increase the size of any existing red lid garbage bin, extra collections and weekly 120 litre red bin collections within the Domestic Waste Management service from the FOGO Food Recycling commencement date (from 9 October 2023), for a period of up to 2 years to allow households to transition to fortnightly garbage and FOGO.

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Page last updated: 15 Mar 2024