Demolition man down in the dumps
DEMOLITION contractor Dennis Hennegan claims revised dumping fees at the Stotts Creek tip could cost him as much as $50,000.
Mr Hennegan said the new fee structure will result in a per tonne increase from $29 to $58 for unsorted waste from building sites, effective from February 1.
Dennis said he may now have to double his contracted quotes for half-adozen property development demolition jobs.
He said he had already set aside more than $20,000 in truck equipment to help sort demolition waste for recycling so he can avoid the price hike on future jobs.
Council's environment and community services director Don Buckley said some contractors may have been allowed to dump unsorted waste for the cheaper fee in the past but a new inert waste "cell" at the tip was unable to take any green waste at all.