If elected to the ACT Assembly I will do away with charges that apply to the disposal of domestic waste at landfill sites for small, medium and large load sizes.
It is clear that with the cost of living escalating, some people don’t have that ‘little-bit-of-extra cash’. Many household budgets are already stretched to their income disposable limits.
It is also clear that the ACT Government’s waste disposal policy on landfill waste is not working. Since 2012-2013 there has been a decline in waste-related revenue collections, refer page
Repealing domestic waste disposal fees and changes would minimise unhelpful waste disposal practices like dumping rubbish by the sides of roads and suburban streets, near charity bins, in nature reserves and at shopping centres. It would also reduce the cost of collecting illegally dumped waste material. Repealing the charges is a win: win all round particularly for the environment.