Some changes are being proposed to disposal fees paid at waste management facilities across the Tamworth region as part of our budget preparations for the upcoming new financial year.

The fees charged at the gate of waste management facilities are designed to cover the costs of providing an environmentally sound disposal service and as the costs of these service increase, we must adjust our fees.

Some of the proposed changes are recommended to encourage positive behaviour change. For example, customers will be charged a much lower fee if they take pre-sorted waste to their local waste management facility because this allows for greater resource recovery resulting in less waste going into landfill.

There are also some proposed changes to the way in which waste is categorised for disposal fees and some new fee categories are recommended.

A report containing these proposed changes will be received by Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday 12 April. Should Council endorse the recommendation the proposed changes will then go on public exhibition for 28 days. Following the 28 day public exhibition period a final report including community feedback and the final proposed changes will be presented to Council. If Council endorses the final proposed changes the new fees will come into affect from 1 July 2022.

These fees are charges to residents disposing of waste for domestic purposes.

Only fees that are increasing or decreasing by $5 or more or a new fee have been included here. A full list of fees can be found here.

Domestic Waste Disposal Charges - Rural - All Small Vehicle Waste Transfer Stations

Fee Name

Current Fee

Proposed Fee

Industry Ave

Clean Green waste - Ute / Car (Branches, Trees, shrubs, bushes, grass, weeds, leaves, flowers, palms)

$0

$0

$10.41

Clean Green waste - Ute / Car + Single Axle Trailer (Branches, Trees, shrubs, bushes, grass, weeds, leaves, flowers, palms)

$0

$0

$18.39

Clean Green waste - Ute / Car + Double Axle Trailer (Bulk) (Branches, Trees, shrubs, bushes, grass, weeds, leaves, flowers, palms)

$0

$0

$27.75

Clean Green Waste - Ute/ Car (Sorted and Shredded /mulched) (Lawn clippings, processed green waste material -any type)

$0

$0

$10.41

Clean Green Waste - Ute/ Car + Single Axle Trailer (Sorted and Shredded /mulched) (Lawn clippings, processed green waste material -any type)

$0

$0

$18.39

Clean Green Waste - Ute/ Car + Double Axle Trailer (Bulk) (Sorted and Shredded /mulched) (Lawn clippings, processed green waste material -any type)

$0

$0

$27.75

Mattresses disposal (Textile Material based – Any Size) Charged per item + Mixed Waste Load (If Mixed Waste Load Applies)

New Fee

$10.00

$27.99

Refrigerators, freezers, Washing Machines (White Goods)

$15.00

$5.00

$8.29

Tyre Disposal with or without rim (Motorcycle, Car, $WD) – Only 2 (TWO) Tyres Per Visit

5 free tyres/visit

2 free tyres/visit

$17.55

Domestic Waste Disposal Charges – Barraba, Manilla, Nundle Facilities Only

Fee Name

Current Fee

Proposed Fee

Industry Ave

Community Resource Centre (CRC) Materials – (Gas bottles, Fire Ext, Paint, Oil, Batteries, <20L Chemicals, E-waste)

New Fee

$0.00

$5.10

Household Chemicals (Pool Chemicals, Fuels, Cleaning Chemicals, Pesticides, Insecticides – ALL <20L Containers)

New Fee

$0.00

$10.20


Forest Road Users:

Domestic customers will no longer be billed based on a nominal weight charge per entry. Instead, all Domestic customers will revert to a Domestic Mixed Waste tonnage rate. Disposal Charges will reflect actual volume of waste disposed, meaning all vehicles will be weighed both In and Out of the facility. Minimum fees apply to loads less than 80kg’s.

Domestic Waste Disposal Charges – Forest Road Landfill Only

Fee Name

Current Fee

Proposed Fee

Industry Ave

Clean Green Waste (Ute or Car + any trailer)

$0

$0

$45pt

Batteries, mobile phones, fluoro lights, gas bottles, paint, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers.

New Fee

$0.00

$0.64

Household Chemicals (Pool Chemicals, Fuels, Cleaning Chemicals, Pesticides, Insecticides - ALL <20L Containers)

New Fee

$0.00

$1.28

Domestic and Residential Mixed Waste disposal (No asbestos, No Tyres, No Fridges, No Solar)

New Fee

$65.00

$140.44

Domestic and Residential Mixed Waste disposal 50/50 (Source Separated Resource Recovered Materials (Soil, Wood/Timber, Plastics, Glass, Cardboard, Green Waste, Metal)

New Fee

$40.00

$151.63

Domestic and Residential Mixed Waste disposal (Minimum Fee) (<80kg -No asbestos, No Tyres, No Fridges, No Solar)

New Fee

$17.00

$13.75

Asbestos Minimum charge - Under 10 m2

$25.00

$20.00

$13.13

Domestic Green waste (Branches, Trees, shrubs, bushes, grass, weeds, leaves, flowers, palms)

New Fee

$0.00

$58.54

Domestic - Green Waste - Processed Green Waste (Shredded /mulched) (Lawn clippings, processed green waste material -any type)

New Fee

$0.00

$58.54

Mattresses disposal (Textile Material based - Any Size)

New Fee

$10.00

$26.01

Solar Panels (all sizes - each per panel)

New Fee

$12.00

$0.00

Clean Fill, Excavated Natural Material (ENM), Virgin Excavated Natural Material (VENM)

$0

$0.00

$7.06

Domestic - Clean Construction, Brick, Tile & Concrete and Demolition <200mm Material Size (per tonne)

New Fee

$10.00

$84.73

Domestic - Clean Construction, Brick, Tile & Concrete and Demolition <1000mm Material Size (per tonne)

New Fee

$12.00

$92.17

Domestic - Clean Construction, Brick, Tile & Concrete and Demolition >1000mm + Material (per tonne)

New Fee

$40.00

$94.67

Clean Uncontaminated Cardboard, Aluminium, Glass Bottles, Plastic Bottles, Paper (No Polystyrene)

New Fee

$0.00

$0.00

These fees are charged to commercial entities disposing of waste at our waste management facilities.

Only fees that are increasing or decreasing by $5 or more or a new fee have been included here. A full list of fees can be found here.

Commercial Waste Disposal Charges - Rural - All Small Vehicle Waste Transfer Stations

Fee Name

Current Fee

Proposed Fee

Industry Ave

Commercial - Clean Green Waste Ute/ Car + Single Axle Trailer (Sorted and Shredded /mulched) (Lawn clippings, processed green waste material -any type)

$24.00

$18.00

$30.19

Commercial - Clean Green Waste Ute/ Car + Double Axle Trailer (Bulk) (Sorted and Shredded /mulched) (Lawn clippings, processed green waste material -any type)

$46.00

$38.00

$44.38

Ute / Van/ Car + Double Axle Trailer (Mixed Waste - Commercial Industrial - Non-Recyclable)

$46.00

$52.00

$84.58

Medium Truck (2 axles) + Any Trailer (Mixed Waste - Commercial Industrial - Non-Recyclable)

$108.00

$120.00

$131.25

Commercial Industrial - Recycled / Source Separated Material (Cardboard, Aluminium, Plastics, Paper, Metal)

New Fee

$22.73

$43.75

Super Single Tyres

$44.00

$49.00

$49.38

Super Single Tyres (with Rim)

$48.00

$53.00

$58.98

Tractor/Grader Tyres (Small)

$85.00

$94.00

$109.19

Tractor/Grader Tyres (Large)

$121.00

$135.00

$121.06

Commercial Waste - Forest Road Landfill

Fee Name

Current Fee

Proposed Fee

Industry Ave

Clean Construction, Brick, Tile & Concrete and Demolition <1000mm Material Size (per tonne)

$127.00

$35.00

$92.17

Clean Construction, Brick, Tile & Concrete and Demolition >1000mm + Material (per tonne)

$127.00

$60.00

$94.67

Contaminated soils (Soil + Petroleum Products/ Elevated Metals/ Chemicals (per tonne) - WASTE DISPOSAL PERMIT REQUIRED

$255.00

$220.00

$118.17

Non-Compactible Waste Load (Examples: Rainwater Tanks, Railway sleepers, Power Poles, Steel Structures, Concrete Slabs, Polystyrene, Feathers)

$300.00

$320.00

$200.84

Polystyrene Waste, Cardboard Mixed with Polystyrene

$0.00

$500.00

$0.00

Street sweeper spoil

$127.00

$100.00

$0.00

Street Sweeping Service - Including disposal

$0.00

$180.00

$0.00

Street Sweeping Service - Including disposal (min charge: <35min - Excl Travel Time)

$0.00

$110.00

$0.00

DAF Unit Sludge/ Processed Waste

$314.00

$300.00

$0.00

Offal, Eggshells and Dead Chickens (No Deliveries accepted after 2:30pm)

$314.00

$300.00

$32.75

Animal Paunch (undigested grass) (No Deliveries accepted after 2:30pm)

$67.00

$75.00

$0.00

Commercial - Green waste (Branches, Trees, shrubs, bushes, grass, weeds, leaves, flowers, palms)

$40.00

$45.00

$59.63

Non-Recyclable Mixed Waste - Commercial and Industrial Waste (General Waste)

$127.00

$142.00

$206.53

Tractor/Grader Tyres (Small)

$85.00

$90.00

$109.19

Tractor/Grader Tyres (Large)

$121.00

$128.00

$121.06

Shredded Tyres / Rubber, Conveyor Belts

$331.00

$180.00

$75.13

Asbestos Contaminated Soils (Bulker Bagged and sealed)

$155.00

$160.00

$0.00

Fibreglass insulation (per tonne)

$155.00

$160.00

$0.00

Friable Asbestos – Bagged, Covered Sealed Truck/Skip Loads (Result of a work process, may be crumbled, pulverised) (per tonne)

$155.00

$160.00

$50.00

Non -Friable (Bonded) Asbestos – Unbagged, Covered Sealed Truck/Skip Loads

$230.00

$235.00

$282.94

Special Burial Waste Handling - Mixed Waste / Confidential Documents / Medical Waste (per tonne)

$150.00

$165.00

$50.00

Special Burial - Handling Charge - Additional Plant Hire - (Front end Loader, Excavator / Per hour)

$0.00

$120.00

$23.75

Large Dead Animals (Cattle, Horses – per each)

$74.00

$85.00

$87.66

Medium Dead Animals (Sheep, Calves, Pigs – per each)

$46.00

$53.00

$88.97

Medical Waste - (PPE, RAT tests, PCR test kits, Sharps, Theatre Apparel)

New Fee

$155.00

$60.63

Residual Waste from Recycling processing (Baled Waste Material - No Hazardous Waste) Exclude Out of Town Waste Charge Apply - WASTE DISPOSAL PERMIT REQUIRED

New Fee

$130.00

$28.75

Commercial Quantity of Fluorescent tubes

New Fee

$140.00

$0.00

Plaster Board - Source Separated (Clean, uncontaminated, no wood, no timber, insulation)

$127.00

$50.00

$0.00

Cardboard / Paper disposal to Landfill (Boxes, business papers, cardboard)

New Fee

$200.00

$0.00

Commercial or Domestic Skip Bins - Builders Rubble from Construction Site - All Skip Bin Types (Unsorted - Mixed Wood, Plaster Board, Metal, Organics, Cardboard)

$127.00

$200.00

$227.47



Timeline

  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Tuesday 12 April 2022

    Report proposing changes to go on Public Exhibition goes to Council

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Wednesday 13 April to Wednesday 11 May

    If Council endorses the report recommending the proposed changes go on public exhibition then the document will be open to community feedback for a period of 28-days

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    June 2022

    Report with community feedback and final proposed changes