Following the announcement overnight from the NSW Police Minister that the Wingecarribee Shire had been declared a natural disaster zone, Council has responded by extending its fee-free dumping of windstorm debris at its Moss Vale Resource Recovery Centre for a further week.
The Shire’s residents can now dispose of branches and trees brought down by this week’s high winds free of charge at the Resource Recovery Centre until 4pm Sunday 17 July.
Local residents wishing to take advantage of this offer must bring proof of identification when dropping off the debris in order to illustrate local residency.
“Council reminds residents that the free offer will only apply to green waste that has been a result of wind damage. It does not include grass clippings,” said Wingecarribee Shire Council Business Services Manager, Peter Bowmer.
Residents who dropped off wind damaged material on Wednesday 6 July should bring their receipt to Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre for a full refund. Reimbursements will be mailed to residents.
In addition, Council has revised its decision which will now allow private contractors to also dispose of the windstorm green waste during the fee-free period.
Private contractors will be asked to sign a statutory declaration stating they haven’t received payment for the waste collection.
Council is also in the process of organising a Shire wide kerb side collection of storm damaged green waste. Details will be announced shortly.
Food spoilt due to power outages should be dumped in Council’s regular household waste collection bins.
“We’re hoping that by waiving our green waste fee as a result of the windstorms for a further week, we can help alleviate the burden on our Shire’s residents somewhat,” Mr Bowmer added.
Council’s Resource Recovery Centre is located on Berrima Road, Moss Vale and is open 7.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am to 4.00pm weekends.