Tip Passes Go Electronic
Date Published: 19/06/2012
The City of Rockingham is going electronic with its paper tip passes from July this year. All eligible rates notices issued by the City will have the usual eight tip entries included as two barcodes in a detachable section on the notice. The new rates notices contain the tip passes.
City of Rockingham Mayor, Barry Sammels said this move is a step in the right direction: “Ratepayers will find it easier to use the new system; simply bring along a rates notice together with a current drivers licence and the weighbridge operator will scan the barcode.”
“Each ratepayer will still receive four tip pass entries for general waste and four for green waste. Up to one cubic metre of general household waste will still be accepted per entry except for tyres which count as two. One cubic metre of green waste will also be accepted including branches, trees, shrubs and separated lawn mower clippings.”
The new system took three months to implement at a cost of $20 000 and is expected to reduce issues caused by lost or misplaced tip passes that were used in the past. The City re-issued 773 additional tip passes in the 2010/2011 financial year at a cost of $160,000, a practice that was stopped due to evidence of some people selling tip passes on the internet.
The 2011/2012 hardcopy tip passes will remain valid until 30 September 2012.
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