Mayoral minute supports LGNSW call on waste levy reinvestment
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.