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SCRD tipping fee  increases

SCRD tipping fee increases

At the Feb. 25 regular board meeting, the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) board adopted an amendment to Landfill Site Bylaw No. 405, 1994. The amended bylaw will see a revised schedule, and both commercial and residential customers will pay more at the Sechelt Landfill and Pender Harbour Transfer Station, effective immediately.
Similar to many other local governments, the SCRDs Solid Waste Management Plan and the SCRD board support a user-pay system, where the tipping fees fund the full costs of those materials that are diverted for recycling. As the transportation and recycling costs increase, so, unfortunately, does the tipping fee associated with these
Commercial and residential customers will now be required to remove cardboard from the garbage they haul to the two facilities if they weren’t already separating cardboard for recycling. The tipping fee for cardboard is increasing from $150 to $285 per tonne, and an additional fee will be applied if cardboard is mixed in with garbage. Residential customers can avoid fees related to recycling cardboard by bringing it to one of the three SCRD operated recycling depots in Gibsons, Sechelt and Pender Harbour for free.
Fees for gypsum, metal and propane tanks will also increase, with fees for metal more than doubling to $150 per tonne. Fees for appliances containing Freon, such as fridges and freezers, will decrease.
SCRD staff have been proactively reaching out to inform haulers over the past few weeks about these increases and encourage those who want to get informed about the increases to visit
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