Wingecarribee Shire Council has placed a new fee structure on the Shire’s Resource Recovery Centre as Council looks to help offset increasing disposal costs.
The new fees which came into effect on July 1 include dumping of general and green waste, building refuse, tyres, hazardous materials and disposal of e-waste.
Council’s Director of Corporate Services, Barry Paull said Council was unable to continue absorbing rising disposal costs.
“As land fill options become less viable, Council must continue to look at more sustainable waste disposal alternatives,” he said.
Mr Paull used electronic or e-waste as an example of escalating disposal costs.
“The rapid development of electronic products such as televisions and computers is having a significant impact on removal and processing costs as consumers look to upgrade obsolete models,” Mr Paull said.
“Whilst the cost of processing and transporting waste has increased, we are continually reviewing our operating costs and charges to ensure we continue to provide the Shire’s ratepayers with exceptional service and value for money.
“Some areas, such as the disposal of large mattresses have in fact dropped in price,” Mr Paull said.
“Even though the increases are comparable to our neighbouring councils, we understand that any increase is regrettable.”
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.
A full list of the new fees for the Resource Recovery Centre can be found online at: www.wsc.nsw.gov.au.