What is the Government landfill levy?

The Government charges a levy of $10.00 per ton of waste sent to landfill. To cover this levy and its associated administrative costs, Terra Recycling must charge a fee of $15 including GST, per bin of landfill waste.
What is the purpose of the Government landfill levy?
To raise revenue to promote and achieve waste minimisation.
Increase the cost of waste disposal to recognise the costs of waste on the environment, society and the economy.
Provide an economic incentive to change behaviour and reduce the amount of waste generated.

What can’t go in the skip bin?

Hazardous waste can not be placed in the skip bin. This includes TV’s, monitors, paints, solvents, oils, liquids or any asbestos. To dispose of any of these materials you need to contact your local council. They will be able to provide you with a contact who can dispose of anything hazardous or not accepted in your skip bin (i.e. food waste).

What types of waste do you accept?

This all depends on the type of rubbish you are going to put in the skip bin.

General Waste is typically anything involved with a “general cleanup around the house and section” that is neither liquid nor of a hazardous nature.

Use a Cleanfill / Hardfill skip bin, if you have any of the following:
Concrete, clay, rocks, rubble, bricks, asphalt, ceramic tiles.

Use a Green Waste skip bin, if you have any of the following:
Grass, leaves, tree trimmings, small branches and other organic materials.

Only use a Soil / Dirt skip bin, if you have 100% pure soil / dirt (no turf or contaminants).
No other waste can be mixed in this bin, additional charges will apply if other waste is placed in this bin.

How much weight can I put in the skip bin?

A General Waste bin and Green Waste bin have weight limits of 170kg per cubic metre in size (i.e a 9 cubic metre skip bin can hold up to 1530kg of waste). Suppliers are charged tip fees based on weight. The limit of 170kg per cubic metre for these waste types is the average industry weight limit. If your bin exceeds this weight limit suppliers may charge you additional tipping fees. To give you an example of weight limits, 1 cubic metre of dirt weighs about 1.5 tonnes, exceeding the weight limit of a 9 cubic metre General Waste and Green Waste skip bin.

NOTE. There are no weight restrictions for Clean Fill skip bins.

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