We’re introducing a pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) tag for all our rubbish bins to help reduce the amount of rubbish sent to landfill.
Your recycling, food waste and glass bins will be collected on a regular basis, but the frequency of collection of your rubbish bin is up to you. For all serviced households there will be a $3.95 per pick-up for general rubbish – a cost only charged when people attach a pre-paid tag to their rubbish bin.
If you do not attach a pre-paid tag to your rubbish bin it will not be emptied.
By implementing a pre-paid system, each household is only paying for the rubbish they generate – providing a financial incentive for people to reduce their waste.
So whether you put your rubbish bin out weekly, monthly, or are a super eco-warrior and do it once a year, the choice, and cost, is yours.
Moving away from single-use plastic bags is also better for the environment.
You will be able to purchase your pre-paid PAYT tags from Council’s library and service centres, supermarkets, and some local stores closer to 1 July.