What is the current Landfill Levy in Western Australia?
The Waste Avoidance & Resource Recovery Act legislation was used by the WA state government in its budget of 2014/15, when a gazetted increase in metropolitan Perth’s disposal costs for waste & recyclable materials sent to landfill was increased as documented from January 2015 to July 2018 in this link. When it hits a high of $105 per m3 sent to inert landfill.
By recycling waste and avoiding the end disposal of inert materials, we lengthen the life span of our limited landfill space, reducing costs and potential harm to the environment’s flora & fauna.
What type of materials can I tip for recycling at 34 Jackson Street Bayswater?
Inert materials like sand, concrete & bricks is the ideal materials to recycle at 34 Jackson Street. These Grade one & two materials can be cheaper to dispose off at a recycling facility rather than a landfill. See our current price list for a list of the segregated grades we accept. On the recycling tipping page it lists the materials we can’t take at Jackson Street. We can arrange for the collection of all waste types for disposal at other sites in & around Perth.
Why do I have to use (DER) Dept. of Environmental Regulated licensed facilities & abide by new transportation laws to recycle or landfill my surplus materials or waste?
When a material leaves the boundary of your project, you still have a risk & liability associated with its transportation and disposal. If you over load the trucks this is covered under many transport laws and the Chain of Responsibility laws. View this link
All DER licensed sites that recycle or accept waste materials at their transfer stations / material recovery facilities or even landfill sites need to be governed by strict regulations that protect us & the environment from harm. The capacity of these sites is measured in tonnes per year & DER inspectors will visit projects and sites to make sure that the right amount & category of materials are being accepted at licensed sites. Resource Recovery Solutions Pty Ltd can process approximately a 1/3 of all the construction waste generated in Perth.
Failure to know the end destination of your waste, in particular if that material ends up being illegally dumped is no protection from the eyes of the law. Fines & damage to company brand, as well as associated “clean up costs” are some of the major risks of using an unknown waste contractor or un-licensed facility.
Is recycling cheaper than landfilling & what about recycled materials costs compared to quarried basic raw materials?
This all depends on transport distances & processing costs. Separated waste streams for example A Grade one inert materials that is well managed in stockpiles before its removal and disposal at a recycling facility will on average be more cost effective than the disposal of these materials at a landfill at a similar distance to the point of waste generation as the landfill site will still have to pay a landfill levy on disposal.
The supply of recycled road base & engineered fill materials tends to be more competitive than the supply of comparative virgin basic raw material, even though recycling processing costs can be higher and we need to transport the material further away from the point of recycling to its common end use in the surrounds of Perth. Based on the initial starting EX-Yard price of recycled material is still much cheaper to purchase our recycled road base & fill sand than it is to buy it from a quarry. These quarries have to dig it out of the ground rather than being paid to take it away in the first place then process the rock into road base.
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