Garbage and recycling fees are undergoing an overhaul in the District of Hope.
The fee schedule was discussed briefly on Monday night, as amendments to Bylaw 1464 received a first, second and third reading.
The annual rate for residential garbage, including garbage, recycling, yard waste, organics and glass, will go up from $267.75 annually, to $322 annually. This will be the first increase seen for this service in six years, and will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020.
Some other changes were discussed at a previous council meeting, as they work to update their fee schedule. There are changes for most every service, including garbage bins for commercial, industrial and multi-tenant customers. But not all rates are rising — some are dipping a little bit.
Commercial bag service will adjust from $52.89 to $52.75, for example.
The adoption of the amendment is expected at an upcoming meeting.