Landfill entry fees to drop on Friday
From this Friday, 1 August, Albury residents will pay significantly less to dispose of a load of rubbish at the Albury Waste Management Centre (AWMC).
As a result of the Commonwealth Government's scrapping of the carbon tax, entry fees for household waste, excluding green waste and recyclables are to drop by up to 25%.
AlburyCity Mayor Kevin Mack says Council is obliged to pass on any cost savings to customers as a result of the Carbon Tax Repeal Legislation.
"Our waste management charges for 2014/2015 included a carbon price component in accordance with the Clean Energy Act 2011. At the time these were adopted, Council indicated it would review the charges following any repeal of the carbon tax," Mayor Mack said.
From Friday, a ute load of household waste will cost $26 rather than $35 and a tandem trailer load will be $14 cheaper.
There'll also be a 22% reduction in the amount charged for the disposal to landfill of commercial and industrial waste.
Cr Mack said the NSW Office of Local Government was still to confirm the required process relating to other changes to Council's fees and charges. Notwithstanding he says Council has made the required AWMC operational changes together with public notice of these changes and once any further information is forthcoming a report will be presented to Council which will formalise any additional adjustments or savings for ratepayers.