Household rubbish tax will bag Govt $30m a year
Page 1 of 2 5:00AM Wednesday September 19, 2007
By Paula Oliver

A new rubbish tax on households and companies is virtually a certainty as Labour continues its environmental push by working with the Greens on legislation to reduce waste.

The Greens and Labour revealed yesterday they had agreed on changes to a member's bill promoted by Green MP Nandor Tanczos that will result in the price of visiting a rubbish dump going up and an increase in the price of rubbish bags.

It appears Mr Tanczos has secured enough support from other parties to get his revamped bill passed, and he even said he was hopeful of unanimous backing.

Some of the more controversial aspects of the Waste Minimisation (Solids) Bill have been removed under the agreement between the Greens and Labour, including a requirement that all organisations develop a waste minimisation plan.

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