Landfill costs about to increase
The cost of getting rid of rubbish at DCC landfills is about to increase.
From March, domestic charges will increase at the Green Island, Waikouaiti and Middlemarch transfer stations.
The increase means a price hike based on the size of the vehicle using the transfer stations.
For an average car, the cost will increase from $16.20 to $18.
The council says the move is due to a shortfall between revenue received from domestic customers, and the cost of disposing of their waste.