Differential tip rate recommended

Central Coast Waste Planning and Management recommends the implementation of a differential pricing strategy at Woy Woy Tip to encourage the sorting of recyclable waste.

Recyclables such as car bodies, whitegoods and metals should not be charged while items such as excavated natural material should be charged a small rate of about $10 per tonne.

Special and hazardous wastes such as shredded tyres and asbestos should be charged at $95 per tonne said the waste planning board.

Council said differential pricing was not feasible because the current severe lack of space means the storage and processing of sorted products would be near impossible.

Council currently charges $55 per tonne of mixed waste.

The Waste Planning board then suggested that this rate be increased to match Wyong Shire’s rate of $58 per tonne to discourage waste being brought in from outside the area.

Council will introduce the new rate for the 1999/2000 financial year.

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