Dubbo Regional Council are urging residents not to use the Whylandra Street Waste Facility unless it is 'essential'.
Council said the number of people visiting the facility had increased in recent days, prompting staff to issue the urgent plea to the community to avoid the risk of spreading coronavirus and avoid receiving a potential fine under the new pandemic laws.
Dubbo Regional Council Manager Resource Recovery and Efficiency John Wisniewski said people need to think carefully before they head to the tip.
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"A lot of people are finding themselves with much more time at home, but if you feel the urge to do that long overdue clean out, please think carefully before you roll up your sleeves and fill up your trailer and head to the tip."
"Please sit tight and hang onto any unwanted items that can't be correctly disposed of via your normal household waste, recycling or organic bin collection service. If waste is left on the kerb or dumped where it shouldn't be, it's illegal and you can be fined," he said.
"Find a suitable corner in the shed, garage or spare room to store your unwanted bits and pieces for responsible disposal when it's safe to do so. We don't want you to be fined, and we'll still be here when the pandemic ends."
A statement from council said it wanted "to assure the community that services will continue operating but it could only happen if staff were health and safe".
Illegal dumping can be reported at www.ridonline.epa.nsw.gov.au or by contacting council directly on 6801 4000.
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