Paul Frankel, with his son Daniel, is angry about the user-pays dump fees. Picture by LUKE MARSDEN.
Paul Frankel, with his son Daniel, is angry about the user-pays dump fees. Picture by LUKE MARSDEN.

Residents trash user-pays plan

PAUL Frankel thinks the new Rockhampton dump fees stink. The new fees will see ratepayers slugged $2 every time they visit the dump.

And if you forget your identification and can't prove you live in Rockhampton, you'll have to pay $6.

Mr Frankel said the dump fees were just rude.

"It's a load of crap. I can't see the point. We're already paying rates. I can't see why it can't be covered in our rates,'' Mr Frankel said.

Mr Frankel said while he lived at Alton Downs, he also had a home in Rockhampton.

He said when Alton Downs introduced tip fees, he started to bring his waste to Rockhampton: "I pay rates here too. We shouldn't have to pay to dump. People will just start digging holes in their backyards now.''

Rockhampton City Councillor Tony Williams said residents had been lucky to escape dump fees until now.

He hoped the fees would encourage people to recycle and make the most out of the Lakes Creek landfill which is quickly reaching capacity.

The new fees will be introduced after July.



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