At the December 2018 Council meeting, Glenorchy City Council made the decision to make changes to the landfill operations at Jackson Street effective from Monday, 4 February 2019 for commercial and business operators.
These changes are necessary to encourage better separation of waste categories and the diversion of waste away from Jackson Street, as the landfill approaches the end of its usable life.
These changes include:
- Increase in the fee for commercial and business operators for general waste over the weighbridge from $90 per tonne to $100 per tonne (including GST);
- Diverting all commercial vehicles and vehicles with large loads from volumetric charges to the weighbridge - note: these vehicles must enter and exit over the weighbridge;
- Ability for Council to negotiate with commercial operators in regard to the acceptance or otherwise of mixed waste*; and
- There will be no change for light vehicles with 6’x4’ single axle trailers up to 3 cubic metres.
*Council defines mixed waste as any load that contains material that could otherwise be recycled (concrete, clean fill, green waste, glass, cardboard, metals, hard plastics, wood).
Council are not proposing a blanket ban on mixed waste and commercial and business vehicles will not be turned around at the gate. Council will be working collaboratively with commercial operators to help find alternative solutions to manage waste. Council has already assisted operators to find alternatives for disposal and providing operators time to adjust to greater separation of waste. This has been achieved by increasing the fees for commercial users, diverting Council waste to the Copping landfill, and reducing commercial waste by providing incentives to commercial operators to separate mixed waste.
The fees for domestic users have not changed.
What are the alternatives for commercial operators/ businesses?
Take mixed waste to alternate Waste Transfer Stations (Hobart, Brighton, Kingborough and Mornington)
Separate recyclables from waste and find alternate recycling options.