Proposed fees and charges for trade waste services

Submissions closing on 30 April 2024, 05:00 PM

The wastewater treatment plant from the river, with wetland plants in the foreground.

We're proposing to update fees and charges for trade waste services, effective from 1 July 2024. The proposed increases will enable the cost of providing these services to be recovered from users rather than subsidised from rates.

Council reviews these fees and charges every year to ensure there is sufficient revenue to cover operational costs, and satisfy the requirements of our Revenue and Financing Policy and the Palmerston North Trade Waste Bylaw.

We also need to be satisfied the proposed fees are transparent, fair and reasonable, and market comparable.

For more information and the full schedule of proposed fees and charges, download the document below.

Consultation document: Proposed Trade Waste Fees 2024-25(PDF, 801KB)

Summarised changes

The volume-dependent charges are based on historic flows, strengths and costs. The proposed 2024-25 charges are based on flows and costs over the 3 years to August 2022.

The proposals assume an increase of approximately 15% in each of these fees. The overall cost of the wastewater activity is budgeted in 2024-25 to increase by 26% over the 2023-24 budget. Due to the scale of this increase, we are proposing the increase in these fees is staged over 2 years.

All other charges for sampling, analysis, inspection and consent fees are proposed to be increased by 7% to cover increased operating costs.

Submissions invited by 5pm Tuesday 30 April

All submissions received will be considered. You can email or post your submission, or make your submission over the phone.

Submissions should include your name, address and a contact phone number, and whether you wish to speak about your submission to a meeting of elected members.


Post: Democracy and Governance Manager, Palmerston North City Council, Private Bag 11-034, Palmerston North 4442

Phone: 06 356 8199