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General waste gate charges to increase at Ashhurst and Bunnythorpe transfer stations

Friday June 23 2017

Palmerston North City Council is increasing gate fees at its Ashhurst and Bunnythorpe transfer stations. Fee changes will be effective from 1 July 2017 and will apply to general rubbish waste only.

“The fees increase will ensure that the transport and disposal costs are fully funded from gate fees rather than being subsidised from the citywide targeted rate for public rubbish and recycling,” says Council Rubbish & Recycling Engineer Natasha Hickmott.

The two sites receive general and green waste as well as providing a recyclables drop-off point.
 
“We want to ensure the services provided at the transfer stations are sustainable and to avoid large fee hikes in the future, Council will undertake annual reviews and adjustments to gate charges each year through the annual budget process,” says Ms Hickmott.

The new charges will be:

  • Car boot $45
  • Station wagon $60
  • Van or ute $70
  • Trailer $75 to $155 depending on size