It did not seem that long ago that tip fees were free.
Waste Sevices NSW have again increased the cost of tipping rubbish into a big hole.
As of 1 July 2009, to dump " Mixed construction and demolision material " at the Menai landfill site is $200 per tonne.
As an example, if you are dumping concrete containing steel reinforcement (no recycling discount applies) then it becomes apparent that it is cheaper to buy ready-mix supplied concrete than it is to dump the same bloody stuff.
Ready-mix concrete - approx. $200 per cubic metre / 2.4 tonnes(dry) per cubic metre = less than $100 per tonne supplied and deliver to your door step.
Concrete dumped as mixed waste - $200 per tonne x 2.4 tonnes (dry) per cubic metre = $480.
Either tip fees are a huge rip-off or concrete is too cheap.