Locals will likely pay more to dump household rubbish after July 1 as the council works towards its 2020-21 budget.
Locals will likely pay more to dump household rubbish after July 1 as the council works towards its 2020-21 budget.

Get ready to pay more at the tip, Gympie

TRIPS to dump are about to get more expensive with a car load of rubbish to rise to $7.

The new fee is one of several expected to be imposed by Gympie Regional Council as it prepares to set the 2020-21 budget.

The new fees and charges will raise the cost for Gympie region residents dumping general household rubbish by about 27 per cent.

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A car load (or 240L-worth) will go from $5.50 to $7 per trip.

A car load of rubbish is expected to cost $7 from July 1, if councillors approve its proposed new fees and charges.
A car load of rubbish is expected to cost $7 from July 1, if councillors approve its proposed new fees and charges.

A single-axle trailer load will cost $22 (up from $17.50), and a large trailer load will set residents back $47, up from $37.

Those dumping waste from outside the region will be slugged even harder with a car load of rubbish to cost $12 (up from $9) and a single-axle trailer to jump from $28.90 to $38.

Green waste dumping fees will also rise; a car load will cost $4 (from $3.10) while single-and-large trailer loads will only increase minimally, to sit at $12 and $21.

The full suite of fees proposed by the council is expected to raise more than $6.3 million in operating revenue.

These new fees are expected to be approved by the council at Wednesday’s general meeting. They would then come into effect from July 1.

Gympie Times


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