Waste concessions for charitable organisations
Published on 25 June 2020
The City of Launceston has voted to approve more than $34,000 worth of waste concessions to local charity and community groups as part of its annual Concessional Entry to Waste Disposal Facilities program. Now in its eleventh year, the program seeks applications from charitable organisations to assist with waste disposal costs through subsidised entry to the City of Launceston's waste and recycling facilities. In total, $34,171.74 in funding was distributed among 21 recipient organisations. Recipients this year comprise:
● Launceston Benevolent Society ● St Michaels Association
● St Vincent de Paul Society ● Dogs Home of Tasmania
● Just Cats Tasmania ● Launceston Legacy
● Lions Club of Kings Meadows ● Connections Op Shop
● Door of Hope Christian Church ● Launceston City Mission
● New Horizons Club ● Northern Occupational Support Service - Bluegum
● Salvos Store ● PCYC
● Self Help Workplace ● Veterans Support Group
● Shekinah House ● Veterans & Community Wood Centre
● Starting Point Neighbourhood House ● Community housing
● Community Care Tasmania
Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten said the program had two aims — to assist charitable organisations to reduce waste costs, and to assist them to develop and implement waste reduction and diversion plans.
"Launceston is fortunate to have some fantastic charitable organisations working across a wide range of sectors, but waste disposal can be a significant hurdle for them to overcome, both logistically and financially" Mayor van Zetten said.
"This program is a small way the Council can assist, not only through waste disposal concessions, but also through the provision of expert advice and assistance to help organisations more effectively manage waste into the future.
"By providing advice and assistance in this area, eligible charitable organisations can spend more time and energy focused on their strategic aims, helping to make Northern Tasmania a better place."