ABOVE: Flood debris at Tatham. Photo: Susanna Freymark
If there is flood debris on your property, the NSW Environment Protection Authority may help clean it up.
This kind of debris will be collected:
Asbestos – asbestos containing materials (10m2 or more of bonded asbestos)
Cement – cladding, sheeting, cement mix, concrete, bitumen
Chemicals – (more than 20L or 20kg): household chemicals, hospital chemicals, industrial chemicals, pesticides, other chemicals
Engineered timber: treated timber, posts, engineered logs
Fencing – fence posts, fence wire, metal fencing, other wiring
Fuel – (more than 20L or 20kg): gas bottles, jerry cans, citronella, petroleum, diesel, other fuels
Furniture – couches, tables
Mattresses – springs, bed frames
Metal – metal posts and wiring, metal sheeting, machinery, shipping containers, vehicles (if uninsured)
Oil – (more than 20L or 20kg): lubricants
Paint – (more than 20L)
Plastic – rigid plastic, plastic tubs
Silage bales which are whole and intact or ruptured
There are some items the EPA won’t collect. This includes:
Leaves, driftwood, trees, aquatic weeds, branches, straw bales, soil, sand, creek pebbles and stones, roots, grass
Silage with small volumes of plastic attached or minimal plastic (less than 50% of whole bale covered)
Wildlife carcasses – kangaroos, birds, possums, foxes, feral pigs, rodents, other wildlife.
Flood-affected private landowners and tenants can request help with the clean up of flood debris if they were impacted by the February and March floods.