Tip users will pay to dump

DUMPING unsorted household waste at Gloucester landfill will no longer be free from October 1.

Council has been undertaking an extensive capital works program at the Gloucester landfill site on Thunderbolts Way.

Council has been undertaking an extensive capital works program at the Gloucester landfill site on Thunderbolts Way.

Council last week endorsed a new fees structure which will see users of the landfill pay for what they dump.

From October 1 it will cost $40 to dump a small trailer or ute-load of unsorted waste at the landfill. A boot-load or full garbage bin will cost $20.

Sorted general waste, including treated timber and masonry, will cost $8 per car boot or bin-load or $24 per trailer or ute-load. 

There will be no charge for sorted recyclables and materials including green waste, plastics, glass, cardboard or paper, paint, gas bottles, motor or vegetable oils, batteries, scrap metal, e-waste and mobile phones or fluorescent lights.

Gloucester ratepayers currently pay a domestic waste charge of $509 per annum.

In addition they pay $187 per year for use of their red garbage bin and $175 each for the yellow recycling and green organics bin.

Each ratepayer also pays $92.40 annually as a landfill operation charge.

Council has been undertaking an extensive capital works program at the landfill as part of a new waste management strategy, including the installation of a weigh-bridge.

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