The Cariboo Regional District says that a newly established bylaw will increase commercial tipping fees by 14.5 percent, with the exception of Demolition and Construction Waste (DLC), which will be increased by 10 percent.
CRD Chair Al Richmond says the bylaw has been established and will be enforced to protect our environment and manage tax dollars responsibly.
“It is important that we take every possible step in helping to protect our environment from unnecessary and preventable contamination while providing the service in a cost-efficient manner.”
“The Cariboo Regional District is a signatory of the provincial Climate Action Charter, and we take that commitment seriously.”
The new bylaw also includes a landfill ban on recyclables and will charge commercial and residential loads of waste containing more than 10% by volume of recyclables charged $200 per tonne, or a $25 fee as a method of enforcing the ban.
Recyclables include, but are not limited to: deposit beverage containers, pharmaceuticals, empty oil containers, oil filters, paints, lead-acid batteries, antifreeze, antifreeze containers, electronics and electrical products including batteries and accessories, passenger and light truck tires, large and small appliances, scrap metal, corrugated cardboard and office paper.
Fees of $200 per tonne will apply to wood waste that is contaminated with non-wood materials. Attendants will be on-site to inspect all loads coming into the Central Cariboo Transfer Station.
The fees increase take effect on June 4, with the landfill ban on recyclables effective on July 4, 2015.