Residents in the Dubbo local government area can now go to the tip without fear of penalties or a fine from police.
The NSW government is now classifying a trip to the tip as a 'reasonable excuse' for leaving the house under the COVID-19 Public Health Order restrictions.
Dubbo Regional Council spokesperson Andrew Parsons said while the waste facilities were open to the public, safety practices like social distancing were still required.
"Even a simple trip to the tip still exposes the community and facility staff to a potential risk, regardless of there being no active cases currently identified in the Dubbo LGA. The pandemic is not over, pandemic rules have not been completely relaxed," Mr Parsons said.
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In addition to social distancing, residents are also urged to practice good hygiene before and after their visit to the waste facility.
"First and foremost, if you are unwell, or feel unwell, do not make the trip - stay at home," Mr Parsons said.
"Please pay by card. Council, like most businesses, has very much encouraged 'cashless transactions' for the safety of everyone. Adhere to social distancing and wait within your vehicle until an opportunity to unload your waste is available at the transfer station".
If residents can't or don't wish to make the trip to a waste facility, council encourages people to sit tight and hang onto any unwanted items that can't be correctly disposed of via normal household waste, recycling or organic bin collection service.
Alternatively, find a suitable corner in the shed, garage or spare room to store unwanted bits and pieces for responsible disposal when it's safe to do so.
Legislation requires people stay at home unless they have a reasonable excuse, such as: going to work, going to school or an educational institution, to shop for food or essentials, to get medical care or supplies, or to exercise.