City of Stirling will introduce a three-bin system

Stirling has outlined where it's savings from the carbon tax repeal will go.
Stirling has outlined where it's savings from the carbon tax repeal will go.

ANY savings from the Federal Government's repeal of the carbon tax will be used to offset the introduction of the City of Stirling's three-bin system.

The City budgeted $7.40 for every tonne of waste sent to landfill, to cover the cost of the carbon tax, for the 2014-15 financial year.

The tax was introduced by the former Federal Government in July 2012 as part of its environmental policy, targeting climate change.

City of Stirling waste and fleet manager Sean Sciberras said the tax had not been repealed when the City finalised its budget, resulting in the $7.40 fee charged until the end of this financial year.

‘Any reduction in expenditure due to the repeal of the carbon tax will be used to offset the introduction of the three-bin kerbside collection system,’ Mr Sciberras said.

‘At the time the budget was set, the carbon tax was yet to be repealed and the 2014-15 indicative landfill disposal charge provided to the City by the Mindarie Regional Council included the carbon tax.’

Mr Sciberras said the three bins would be provided at no further cost.