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Waste Fees and Charges

The waste fees and charges are reviewed by April each year and any changes implemented by 1 July.

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

  • Inflation
  • Contract costs
  • Carbon price for landfill
  • Aftercare/reserve costs for landfill
  • Legislative changes e.g.; waste disposal levy

Waste Sorting Centre Blenheim

Current Charges (up to 30 June 2022)

Revised Charges (from 1 July 2022)

General refuse per tonne (including official Council refuse bags)

$149.90

$181.23

Cleanfill per tonne

$69.90

$101.23

Minimum weigh charge

$4.50

$5.44

Tyres per tonne

$687.50

$687.50

Lost ticket

$40.00

$40.00

Other Transfer Stations

Current Charges (up to 30 June 2022)

Revised Charges (from 1 July 2022)

General refuse per cubic metre rate

$43.47

$51.73

Official Council refuse bags

No charge for disposal at transfer station

No charge for disposal at transfer station

Other 60 litre refuse bags

$2.91

$3.10

Medium 80 litre refuse bags

$3.10

$4.14

Large refuse bags

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

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

240 litre refuse wheelie bin

$11.63

$12.42

120 litre refuse wheelie bin

$5.81

$6.21

205 litre (44 gallon) refuse drum

$9.93

$10.60

Standard woolpack filled with refuse

$23.25

$24.83

1 tonne sacks filled with refuse

$34.88

$37.25

Scrap metal per cubic metre

$16.00

$16.00

Car body (Blenheim)

No longer accepted at the Waste Sorting Centre.
Please contact a local scrap dealer instead.

Car body (Outside Blenheim)

No longer accepted at the Waste Sorting Centre.
Please contact a local scrap dealer instead.

Whole tyres

Current Charges (up to 30 June 2022)

Revised Charges (from 1 July 2022)

- Car tyres

$5.50

$5.50

- Four wheel drive tyres

$6.50

$6.50

- Light truck to 17.5 t

$9.50

$9.50

- Heavy truck tyres

$17.50

$17.50

- Truck tyres with rims

$30.00

$30.00

Tractor tyres (small)

$47.50

$47.50

Tractor tyres (medium)

$60.00

$60.00

Tractor tyres (large)

$70.50

$70.50

Loader tyres (small)

$60.00

$60.00

Loader tyres (medium)

$70.50

$70.50

Loader tyres (large)

$82.00

$82.00

Whiteware - fridges, ranges, etc

$15.00

$15.00

Electrical goods - TVs, computers, etc

See our e-Waste Collection Facility page

See our e-Waste Collection Facility page

Hazardous Waste

Current Charges (up to 30 June 2022)

Revised Charges (from 1 July 2022)

Used oil for quantities less than 20 litres

No charge

No charge

Used oil for quantities greater than 20 litres

20 cents per litre

20 cents per litre

Toxic and hazardous material

By assessment contact Council on Ph: 03 520 7541

By assessment contact Council on Ph: 03 520 7541

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

Current Charges (up to 30 June 2022)

Revised Charges (from 1 July 2022)

General refuse per tonne

$155.11

$182.55

Offal burial per tonne

$155.11

$182.55

Ash per tonne

$120.11

$147.55

Winery filter media per tonne

$120.11

$147.55

Mussel shells per tonne

$120.11

$147.55

Sawdust per tonne

$120.11

$147.55

Liquid Waste per tonne

$120.11

$147.55

Polystyrene per tonne

$1,560.11

$1,587.55

All mixed loads per tonne

$155.11

$182.55

Minimum tonnage charge

Nil

Nil

Toxic and hazardous material

By assessment contact Council on Ph: 03 520 7541

By assessment contact Council on Ph: 03 520 7541

Hardfill/Cover fill

By assessment contact Council on Ph: 03 520 7541

By assessment contact Council on Ph: 03 520 7541

Refuse Bags - Blenheim and Picton

Current Charges (up to 30 June 2022)

Revised Charges (from 1 July 2022)

Plastic bags - each

$1.50

$1.60

Plastic bags x 10

$14.50

$16.00

Plastic bags x 52

$75.00

$84.00

Greenwaste Acceptance Facility and Composting

Current Charges (up to 30 June 2022)

Revised Charges (from 1 July 2022)

Greenwaste material to Blenheim compost site per cubic metre

$15.00

$15.00

Grass clippings for landfill disposal per cubic metre

$59.29

$75.75

Greenwaste to Picton Transfer Station per cubic metre

$31.90

$31.90

The following table sets out the current and revised waste fees and charges. All rates are inclusive of GST.