Media Releases | 28th May, 2010

Media release - Tip fees to soar

Friday, 28 May 2010

Landfill charges in Victoria will increase from July 1 after the opposition backed a government plan to encourage recycling.

The cost of discarding rubbish at a tip will jump to $30 a tonne – up from $9 for council waste and $15 for industrial rubbish. By 2014-15, the cost will be $53.20.

It is estimated the average Melbourne ratepayer will be charged about $15 extra a year to offset the cost to councils.

Environment Victoria applauded co-operation ”to support strong new laws that will drive recycling and reuse and create thousands of green jobs”.