Shoalhaven City Council’s have canceled free green waste tipping from today, to discourage non-essential visits to waste management facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Council is asking residents not to visit waste depots to dispose of non-essential waste. Waste that can be stored for a long time without creating a health hazard includes green waste.
Council’s essential kerbside bin collection for domestic waste will continue.
Council’s waste facilities in Nowra and Ulladulla have experienced a spike in green waste customers over the past two weekends despite the Government’s explicit non-essential travel restrictions to counter the risk of coronavirus spread.
Council is taking seriously the Federal and State Government’s directive for Australians stay home unless it is necessary to go outside.
The changes to waste management services aim to protect staff and the community by minimising customer interactions as much as possible.
As well as charging for green waste, Council has stopped the bulky and green waste collection service and closed the Buy Back Centres and small waste depots until further notice. This includes depots at: Bendalong, Berry, Callala, Conjola, Kangaroo Valley, Kioloa and Sussex Inlet.
Council thanks residents for restricting their activities at this challenging time to protect the health of staff, themselves and the community.