THE CITY of Greater Bendigo has begun sending rate notices to residents.
People who pay their rates in full by October 2 will receive a 1.5 per cent discount.
To receive the discount, any arrears outstanding must also be paid in full along with the current rates and charges and fire services levy.
Director of corporate performance Kerryn Ellis said rates were an important way to help fund community services and maintain and upgrade infrastructure such as footpaths and roads. “If residents would like to make further saving, they can downsize their garbage bin and save over $100,” she said.
Garbage and recycling charges for 2017/18 are:
•120/140 litre garbage bin (in organics waste collection area) $125.45
•240L garbage bin (in organics waste collection area) $230.50
•120/140L garbage bin (outside organic waste collection area) $144.80
•240L garbage bin (outside organic waste collection area) $249.90
•Recycling bin (140L, 240L or 360L) $67.80
•Organic Waste bin (140L or 240L) $87.70
Ratepayers who do not pay their rates early can pay in full by February 15, 2018 to avoid interest penalties.
Alternatively, rates can be paid over four instalments on October 2 and November 30, 2017, February 28 and May 31, 2018.