Waste Fees and Charges

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Waste Fees and Charges

The waste fees and charges are reviewed by October each year and any changes implemented by 1 January.

The review covers, but is not limited to, the following factors:

  • Inflation
  • Contract costs
  • Carbon price for landfill
  • Legislative changes eg; waste disposal levy

Waste Sorting Centre Blenheim

Revised Charges

General refuse per tonne $125.00
Official Council refuse bags No charge for disposal at transfer station
Cleanfill per tonne $45.00
Minimum weigh charge $3.00
Tyres per tonne $687.50
Lost ticket $40.00
Other Transfer StationsRevised charges
General refuse per cubic metre rate $36.00
Official Council refuse bags No charge for disposal at transfer station
Other 60 litre refuse bags $2.20
Medium 80 litre refuse bags $2.90
Large refuse bags At site operator's discretion based on measure and current rate per cubic metre
240 litre refuse wheelie bin $8.60
120 litre refuse wheelie bin $4.30
205 litre (44 gallon) refuse drum $7.40
Standard woolpack filled with refuse $17.30

1 tonne sacks filled with refuse

$26.10

Scrap metal per cubic metre

$10.00

Whole tyres

Revised Charges

- Car tyres

$5.50

- Four wheel drive tyres

$6.50

- Light truck to 17.5 t

$9.50

- Heavy truck tyres

$17.50

- Truck tyres with rims

$30.00

Tractor tyres (small)

$47.50

Tractor tyres (medium)

$60.00

Tractor tyres (large)

$70.50

Loader tyres (small)

$60.00

Loader tyres (medium)

$70.50

Loader tyres (large)

$82.00

Whiteware - fridges, ranges, etc

$15.00

Electrical goods - TVs, computers, etc

See our e-Waste Collection Facility page

Hazardous Waste

Revised Charges

Used oil for quantities less than 20 litres

No charge

Used oil for quantities greater than 20 litres

20 cents per litre

Toxic and hazardous material

By assessment contact MDC on Ph: 03 520 7541

Regional Landfill (commercial users only - by arrangement - Phone Council 03 520 7400)

Revised Charges

General refuse per tonne

$130.00

Offal burial per tonne

$130.00

Ash per tonne

$95.00

Winery filter media per tonne

$95.00

Mussel shells per tonne

$95.00

Sawdust per tonne

$95.00

Liquid Waste per tonne

$95.00

Polystyrene per tonne

$1,535.00

All mixed loads per tonne

$130.00

Minimum tonnage charge

1 tonne

Toxic and hazardous material

By assessment contact MDC on Ph: 03 520 7541

Hardfill/Cover fill

By assessment contact MDC on Ph: 03 520 7541

Refuse Bags - Blenheim and Picton

Revised Charges

Plastic bags - each

$1.40

Plastic bags x 10

$13.30

Plastic bags x 52

$69.00

Greenwaste Acceptance Facility and Composting

Revised Charges

Greenwaste material to Blenheim compost site per cubic metre

$15.00

Greenwaste to Picton Transfer Station per cubic metre

$22.00

Grass clippings to Blenheim compost site per cubic metre $36.00