Waste Management Brisbane: What You Need To Know In 2018!
Waste Management Brisbane – is the rubbish removal Brisbane industry different north of the border as most other things are (or better north of the border as Queenslanders would say!). In this blog post we aim to give you the low down on the key aspects of waste management and recycling for small and medium businesses in the Brisbane Metropolitan area. If you live on the Goldie, you can check out our guide to waste management Gold Coast here.
As the most demographically diverse State in Australia, Brisbane has all the major national waste industry players as well as numerous smaller regional and Brisbane rubbish collection focused suppliers.
Queensland currently does not have a State Government mandated levy imposed on the disposal of waste at landfill. This makes a major difference to the economics of waste collection, disposal and recycling with the financial incentives for businesses to recycle greatly diminished.
As per the link to the Queensland Government environmental authority (see link provided from our Waste Resources page), the difference in cost of disposal is very stark as compared to disposal in Sydney or Melbourne. At the time of writing (4th January 2018) the landfill levy in Sydney metro for 2017-18 was $138.80 per tonne.
This difference in cost has created strange incentives with common stories of waste being shipped north from Sydney and other areas in New South Wales by rail, so as to avoid the higher disposal costs in NSW! The money saved on disposal apparently can more than make up for the extra expense on shipping costs and effort. This story has of course been covered in the recent ABC expose of the waste industry and raised many questionable practises by waste industry companies.
Landfill facilities in Brisbane
Brisbane City Council provides landfill facilities and four transfer stations across the Brisbane Metropolitan region: four transfer stations are provided by the Council at Nudgee, Willawong, Ferny Grove and Chandler.
The disposal fees in Brisbane are also significantly lower than other state capitals throughout Australia.
Impact on recycling incentives
The lower cost of disposal at landfill in Brisbane has an impact on the purely financial rationale for a business to recycle. For example, commingled recycling can be roughly the same price as sending waste to landfill. Environmental awareness and focus is thus more important in Brisbane to reach good environmental outcomes.
Waster provides services across for Waste Management Brisbane
We offer complete coverage of the Brisbane metro region – with our pricing covering the following postcodes: 4000, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, 4009, 4010, 4011, 4012, 4013, 4014, 4017, 4018, 4019, 4020, 4021, 4022, 4029, 4030, 4031, 4032, 4034, 4035, 4036, 4037, 4051, 4053, 4054, 4055, 4059, 4060, 4061, 4064, 4065, 4066, 4067, 4068, 4069, 4070, 4072, 4073, 4074, 4075, 4076, 4077, 4078, 4101, 4102, 4103, 4104, 4105, 4106, 4107, 4108, 4109, 4110, 4111, 4112, 4113, 4114, 4115, 4116, 4117, 4118, 4119, 4120, 4121, 4122, 4123, 4124, 4125, 4127, 4128, 4129, 4130, 4131, 4132, 4133, 4151, 4152, 4153, 4154, 4155, 4156, 4157, 4158, 4159, 4160, 4161, 4163, 4164, 4165, 4169, 4170, 4171, 4172, 4173, 4174, 4178, 4179, 4205, 4207, 4300, 4301, 4303, 4304, 4305, 4500, 4501, 4502, 4503, 4504, 4505, 4506, 4507, 4508, 4509, 4510, 4511.
Indicative pricing is as follows for Waste management Brisbane:
1.5m cubed FEL General Waste Service – varying between $27.00 and $60.00 (per bin collected) dependent on your required pick up schedule and industry type.
As always – give us a call on 1300 WASTER or email us on email@example.com if you have any queries and one of our friendly customer service agents will help you arrange a flexible, 30 day contract that best meets your needs.
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