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The cost of waste

Who is responsible to pay for our waste?

You have probably never thought too far beyond what your waste actually costs, unless you’ve glanced at your Council rates charges or made a visit to the transfer station, aka The Tip, recently to dispose of your goods.

The reason I feel compelled to write about this is that not only being an afterthought of a cost borne to the user, the cost of our waste disposal varies significantly from state to state, metro vs regional. The good news is, there are schemes and measures in place to recover items and reprocess for recycling and reuse.


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