Victorians will pay 60% more: Labor’s Bin Tax
Wednesday 30 June 2021
Victorians will be forced to pay a massive 60 per cent more to put their bins out from tomorrow night as the Andrews Labor Government hikes the Municipal and Industrial Landfill Levy.
Under the 2021-22 State Budget projections, the Andrews Labor Government will gouge an additional $186.6 million from Victorian taxpayers under its new Bin Tax.
Last year, the Labor Government collected $187.9 million in landfill levies. That figure is set to double to a whopping $374.5 million next year as a result of Labor’s new Bin Tax.
The Andrews Labor Government has overseen a waste crisis in Victoria with tens of thousands of tonnes of recyclable material sent to landfill and numerous industrial waste fires causing havoc in Melbourne’s northern and western suburbs over the last seven years.
Labor’s Bin Tax was originally set to increase by only 30 per cent but in a heartless blow to Victorian families, Labor has doubled the Bin Tax increase to 60 per cent this year. Instead of fixing the problem, the Labor Government is going to tax Victorians hundreds of millions of dollars more to clean up its toxic mess.
This is the worst possible time to be increasing taxes, as families and businesses are still under financial strain from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dan has no plan for Victorian families or small businesses except for taxing them more.
Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Bridget Vallence:
“The Andrews Labor Government is forcing Victorians to pay a massive 60 per cent more to put their bins out at night.
“Labor is set to gouge a whopping $374.5 million from Victorians next year as a result of this tax hike.
“Victoria is in a waste crisis as tens of thousands of tonnes of recyclable material has been sent to landfill and numerous industrial and chemical waste fires have occurred under Labor’s watch.
“Instead of fixing this toxic mess, Labor’s answer is always to tax Victorians more.
“It’s the worst possible time to slug Victorian families with a 60 per cent increase in the bin tax, especially after the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic.”