WASTE COSTS RISE

Council adopts 2020/21 budget with a few surprises for rural city ratepayers
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RECYCLING charges will increase by 10 per cent for Wangaratta residents this financial year as a result of industry changes in the way communities process waste.

Following the China ban on recyclable materials, negotiations occurred at a local level between council’s current recycling contractor which resulted in a $5 increase per recycling bin, and this is on top of recycling charges, bringing the fee to $149 per bin for urban and rural landowners.

Waste charges for general and organics bins will increase by six per cent or about $10, from $160 to $170 per 140-litre bin.


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