Why are these changes being made?
The recommended increase from $140 per tonne to $170 per tonne is a result of unplanned cost increases via the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme, the Governmentos main tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The fee increase will ensure that Council is able to recover the increased cost of the service for the current financial year.
Further increases are anticipated in order to: r r
meet the pricing strategy objective of cost-recovery through user charges for the refuse service; and
align service delivery with the commitments of the Councilos 20172023 Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP), which has adopted a vision to make effective progress towards reducing waste.