Kerbside waste charge
Council’s 2019/20 Rating Strategy includes a fixed charge for kerbside waste collection that was introduced on 1 July 2018. This means that all Residential and Tourism Accommodation properties in the Borough of Queenscliffe will be levied the same amount for kerbside waste collection, rather than an amount derived from the value of each property.
The move to a fixed charge for kerbside waste collection ensures an equal contribution to the cost of provision of this service by all properties that benefit from it, and acknowledges that property value does not necessarily reflect the capacity of the property owner to pay a higher or lower levy for kerbside waste collection.
The kerbside waste service is defined as a volume of 120 litres of general and recycled waste collected weekly from the kerbside. An annual kerbside collection is provided for hard waste, usually around March, and the date is advertised in the February Borough Bites newsletter and on Council’s website.
The kerbside waste service is not available to Residential Vacant Land, Commercial, and Cultural and Recreational properties.
Green waste charge
The green waste charge is a compulsory fixed charge to recover all waste management costs associated with the collection and disposal of green waste from Residential and Tourism Accommodation properties in the Borough of Queenscliffe.
This compulsory service is available to premises capable of being occupied and with suitable access. The green waste service consists of either a 240 or 120 litre bin collected fortnightly from the kerbside.
This service is not available to Residential Vacant Land, Commercial, and Cultural and Recreational properties.
Public waste charge
The annual fixed public waste charge is applied to all rateable properties and covers the collection and disposal of public waste, including public street and park bins, street cleaning, street sweeping and beach cleaning services.
Additional bin charge
The annual fixed additional bin charge per service is for each optional additional bin service (set of general waste and recycled bins) considered on formal application and approved where exceptional circumstances exist for the collection and disposal of residential kerbside waste.
The criteria for the additional kerbside bin charge are:
- Residential premises rated as either General or Tourism Accommodation properties that are capable of being occupied and with suitable access.
- Properties that are rated as Cultural and Recreational, with suitable access to the property to provide the service in a safe and practicable manner.
- Non-rateable residential premises that are capable of being occupied with suitable access to the property to provide the service is a safe and practical manner.
The additional bin service is not available to:
- Residential premises attached to a Commercial rated property where there is no suitable access to the property to provide the service in a safe and practical manner; and
- Commercial properties