Stirling ratepayers to pay slightly more for bin collections

Stirling ratepayers to pay slightly more for bin collections

RATEPAYERS will be charged an extra $15.02 per year for City of Stirling’s standard service bin collection in the 2016-17 financial year.

Acting chief executive Michael Littleton said the annual cost of $315.98 (2015-16) would be increasing to $331.00 (in 2016-17).

Stirling waste and fleet manager Andrew Murphy said the cost increase reflected the cost of the service.

“The rise this year can be attributed in the main to inflationary rises on goods and contracts and also to the rise in landfill levy that is applied by State Government and rose by another $5 per tonne this year,” he said.

“The City of Stirling arguably now has one of the best waste and recycling collection services in the metro region.”

Mr Murphy said that for $331 residents got two kerbside bin collections per week, a range of on demand services (for skips, mattresses, white goods and e waste), scheduled green waste verge collection every nine months and free tip passes to drop waste off at Balcatta.

“The rate also covers the cost of emptying public litter bins and the provision of dog waste bags across the City,” he said.