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

Changes to pricing due to the opening of the temporary transfer station in Blenheim

With effect from Monday 24 June 2019 the waste sorting centre will be closed as post-fire reinstatement works are undertaken. A temporary transfer station will be in use from Monday 24 June 2019 for up to 12 months. The temporary facility will receive rubbish, greenwaste and grass deliveries from the community. All deliveries will be recorded via the weighbridge system. Entrance to the temporary transfer station is via George Conroy Drive. The rates table below shows the revised charges.

Temporary Transfer Station

Revised Charges
(From 24 June 2019)

General refuse per tonne

$132.30

Official Council refuse bags No charge for disposal at Waste Sorting Centre

Cleanfill per tonne

$52.30

Minimum weigh charge

$4.00

Tyres per tonne

$687.50

Lost ticket

$40.00

Grass per tonne $97.75
Greenwaste per tonne $97.75

Other Transfer Stations

Revised Charges
(From 1 January 2019)

General refuse per cubic metre rate

$38.50

Official Council refuse bags

No charge for disposal at transfer station

Other 60 litre refuse bags

$2.30

Medium 80 litre refuse bags

$3.10

Large refuse bags

At site operator's discretion based on measure and current rate per cubic metre

240 litre refuse wheelie bin

$9.20

120 litre refuse wheelie bin

$4.60

205 litre (44 gallon) refuse drum

$7.90

Standard woolpack filled with refuse

$18.50

1 tonne sacks filled with refuse

$27.90

Scrap metal per cubic metre

$12.00

Car body (Blenheim) - stripped of upholstery, glass and tyres - by assessment contact MDC on Ph: 03 520 7400.

$150.00

Car body - not stripped - by assessment contact MDC on Ph: 03 520 7400

$300.00

Whole tyres

Revised Charges
(From 1 January 2019)

- 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
(From 1 January 2019)

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, please contact MDC on Ph: 03 520 7541

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

Revised Charges
(From 1 January 2019)

General refuse per tonne

$133.30

Offal burial per tonne

$133.30

Ash per tonne

$98.30

Winery filter media per tonne

$98.30

Mussel shells per tonne

$98.30

Sawdust per tonne

$98.30

Liquid Waste per tonne

$98.30

Polystyrene per tonne

$1,538.30

All mixed loads per tonne

$133.30

Minimum tonnage charge

1 tonne

Toxic and hazardous material

By assessment, please contact MDC on
Ph: 03 520 7541

Hardfill/Cover fill

By assessment, please contact MDC on
Ph: 03 520 7541

Asbestos Waste By assessment, please contact MDC on
Ph: 03 520 7541

Refuse Bags - Blenheim and Picton

Charges

Plastic bags - each

$1.40

Plastic bags x 10

$13.30

Plastic bags x 52

$69.00