May­oral minute sup­ports LGNSW call on waste levy rein­vest­ment

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A MAY­ORAL minute was adopted by Coun­cil in sup­port of the Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment NSW ‘Save Our Recycling’ cam­paign call­ing on all po­lit­i­cal par­ties to com­mit to the rein­vest­ment of 100 per cent of the waste levy col­lected an­nu­ally by the NSW Gov­ern­ment back into waste man­age­ment, recycling and re­source re­cov­ery.

“Now that China has gone down the path of no longer ac­cept­ing our re­cy­cled waste, costs are go­ing to go up sig­nif­i­cantly,” Mayor Ben Shields said.

“We have this rub­bish levy, ef­fec­tively, which goes to the State Gov­ern­ment, but the operators of waste do not get nearly as much money as they should be. There are ma­jor changes needed,” he said.

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