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Waste Management Charges

Section 496 and 504 of the Local Government Act 1993 advice that the domestic waste management services of the Council must be financed by specific annual changes made and levied for that purpose.  The act prevents Council from applying ordinary rate income towards the cost of domestic waste management services, nor can it use waste charge income for non-waste related functions.

Domestic waste relates to the service that comprises of a period collection of waste that is generated on domestic premises to which the service is available.

Council currently provides the following waste management services:

Charge

Cost per annum

Domestic Waste – 240L, weekly pick-up

$276

Domestic Waste – Vacant, service available but vacant land

$38

Domestic Waste – 240L Recycling – Fortnightly pick up

$137

Commercial Waste – 240L, weekly pick-up

$505

Commercial Waste – 660L, weekly pick-up

$1,349

Commercial Waste – 1100L, weekly pick-up

$2,250

Commercial Waste – 2 x 240L Recycling – Fortnightly pick up

$290

Domestic Loan – Charge per bin

$26

Commercial Loan – Charge per bin

$26

 

Additional bins or services are charged at the same rate as the bin supplied, therefore 2 x 240L Domestic bins would be $604 per annum (including domestic loan).

Domestic Waste Management Charge

In the serviced areas, a domestic waste management charge is levied against each residential assessment.  The charge covers a 240L bin is picked up weekly.  Domestic Waste Management charge is based on occupancy, therefore if there are multiple dwellings or occupancies, and then multiple charges will apply.

If further capacity is required, then an additional service can be requested which is charged at the same rate.

Domestic Waste – Vacant Charge

In the serviced areas, a domestic waste – vacant charge is levied against each residential assessment that has not had an occupation certificate issued.  This charge covers fees relating to the costs of providing the service.  Only one charge per assessment is levied.

Domestic Waste – 240L Recycling Charge

In the serviced areas, a domestic recycling charge is levied against each residential assessment.  The charge covers a 240L bin is picked up fortnightly.  Domestic Waste Recycling charge is based on occupancy, therefore if there are multiple dwellings or occupancies, and then multiple charges will apply.

If further capacity is required, then an additional service can be requested which is charged at the same rate.

Domestic Loan

This charge that is levied per domestic waste bin and is allocated towards the payment of the Loan taken out to upgrade the Tharbogang Landfill Transfer Station.

Commercial Waste Management Charge

In the serviced areas, commercial properties can elect to use Councils waste services.  There are three types of bins available being 240L, 660L and 1100L.  The size of bin may depend on what service is available.

If further capacity is required, then an additional service can be requested which is charged at the same rate.

Commercial Loan

This charge that is levied per commercial waste bin and is allocated towards the payment of the Loan taken out to upgrade the Tharbogang Landfill Transfer Station.

Commercial – 240L Recycling Charge

In the serviced areas, commercial properties can elect to have a recycling service.  The charge covers two 240L bin is picked up fortnightly. 

If further capacity is required, then an additional service can be requested which is charged at the same rate.