Environmental Service Charge for Domestic Waste and Recycling Bins
Council takes public health and safety and the potential for pollution seriously.
Council waste collection staff has the authority to empty domestic bins that are placed on the kerbside on non designated collection days. This is to reduce the threat of the contents escaping into the environment.
As per Council's 2019-2020 Schedule of Fees and Charges
'Any resident that places a waste or recycling bin out for collection on the wrong collection day which can cause an environmental threat of the contents escaping, at the determination of the waste collection staff, that needs to be emptied, will be emptied at a rate specified in Section 22 of the fees and charges and billed to the owner. The details of the bin will be sent to compliance for follow up action'
The Fee for this service is $45 and an invoice will be send to the property and owner.
Classified as the depositing – dumping, tipping or otherwise – of waste larger than litter onto land or into water without the correct approvals (an environment protection licence or planning approvals).
Illegal dumping varies from small bags of rubbish in an urban environment to larger scale dumping of waste materials in isolated areas, such as bushland.
These large waste items include general household rubbish (from supermarket bag size upwards), larger domestic items (e.g. mattresses, garden waste, construction materials, hazardous waste and abandoned vehicles and tyres).
People might dump rubbish illegally to avoid paying disposal fees or simply because they don't have the time or effort required for proper disposal.