Reduce Your Fee By Recycling
Due to increases in EPA levies and the additional costs of landfilling, Bass Coast Shire Council transfer station fees will be increasing as of 1 July 2015.
Council’s General Manager Sustainable Development and Growth, Allison Jones, said residents can significantly reduce what they pay at the transfer station by sorting out their general waste from their recyclables.”
“Mixed loads are treated and charged as general waste due to the difficulty of sorting the material, but if your general waste and recyclables are sorted into separate loads, transfer station attendants can charge a smaller amount for general waste and your recycling disposed of for free,” Ms Jones said.
“This is a great way of reducing costs, while also helping your community and the environment.”
Ms Jones said residents can also reduce their costs at the transfer station by finding alternatives to disposal.
“You may wish to find out if friends or second hand stores may take things like furniture and sporting goods, while volunteer and community groups may find use for things you no longer need and are planning to throw away – as long as they are in good condition,” Ms Jones said.
“Paint, tools and building materials can often be used by groups doing small projects. As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”
For more information on transfer station and landfill prices, as well as information on what you can recycle, please visit basscoast.vic.gov.au/waste or call 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.