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SCRD tipping fees to rise

SCRD tipping fees to rise

The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) board will give final consideration to adopting a new tipping fee schedule at the Sechelt Landfill and Pender Harbour Transfer Station that will see both commercial and residential customers paying more starting Feb. 26.
“The changes in tipping fees are required in order to cover the ever-increasing costs of transportation, recycling and operation of diversion programs currently in place at the SCRDs two solid waste facilities,” says Robyn Cooper, manager of solid waste services.
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.
Commercial and residential customers will now be required to remove cardboard from the garbage they haul to the two facilities. Cardboard will have a $285 per tonne tipping fee, up from $150 per tonne, and an additional fee if the 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. Fees for appliances containing Freon, such as fridges and freezers, will decrease.
For more information on tipping fee increases, visit www.scrd.ca/disposal-fees.
Submitted by SCRD

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