Rubbish removal Wollongong: what to do when prices are high
Rubbish removal Wollongong: if you are a business owner or operator in the Wollongong region, you may have the feeling that costs for waste collection and waste disposal are extremely high. You would actually be correct, as rubbish removal Wollongong services are the highest in any metro region throughout Australia. When you are trying to boost economic development in the city (see council economic plans here) – costs like this can be a real impediment to business and should lead to efforts to reduce waste.
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Why is rubbish removal Wollongong so expensive vs other cities
Whether you are on the left or right side of politics – the reality is that when you have limited competition costs tend to be higher and service quality lower. In the Wollongong area – there is only one landfill – operated by the council at Wollongong Waste and Resource Recovery Park at Kembla Grange.
As all waste operators in Wollongong dispose of waste at this facility – the costs are increased across the board. Note: some operators ship waste for disposal in Sydney to avail of cheaper waste disposal – however, this of course has environmental impacts through emissions and transport etc.
Check out the council pricing pages here – which details that current charges (as at 7 February 2017) for commercial and business waste is $72.00 (minimum charge) or $355 per tonne for larger volumes. When you think that for an average office or retail business, the weight of a metre of waste is c.70kg per metre – this equates to a disposal charge of $24.85 for waste disposal alone.
What can you do to obtain better value?
The main steps are to shop around for flexible services and lower costs. Signing a long term contract may not be in your best interests. Check out some of our blogs on the topic in waste services Wollongong and Wollongong recycling.