1/07/2014 The Mindarie Regional Council is removing the Carbon Price from its general waste tipping fee as of 1 July 2014. Most large landfills, of which Tamala Park is one, have been required by the Federal Government to pay a carbon price for emissions produced by the waste deposited, since 1 July 2012 resulting in a Carbon Price being added to the MRC’s gate fee. It is expected that the Carbon Price will be repealed by the Federal Government in the near future. It is believed that this will be made retrospective to 1st July 2014. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) have been given a mandate to ensure that there are no ‘windfall gains’ made by suppliers during this period. Customers would therefore have to hold onto their tipping fee receipts and claim this charge back. To avoid having to do this and for the ease of administration for everyone, the MRC has decided to not pass on the costs associated with the Carbon Price from 1st July 2014. This will reduce tipping fees at Tamala Park as of 1st July 2014 from the current $166 per tonne to $158 per tonne. The minimum charge for entry through the weighbridge remains unchanged at $15.00. In the unlikely situation where the Carbon Price is NOT repealed by the Federal Government it will be reinstated as part of the MRC’s fees and charges for waste disposed of to landfill. Free drop off at the Recycling Centre continues for recyclables, good condition second hand items and household hazardous wastes.