Savings only between the new bids, mayor

  • Feb. 2, 2011 4:00 p.m.

With ratepayers questioning why their garbage fees increased despite a new contract, the district is reminding residents that any saving “in the new contract were only realized in the difference between the bids” and “should not be perceived as being less than any previous contracts.”

The District released a formal statement on the increase of $7 per household in the garbage rates on January 26th.

Also noted in the release were increased costs associated with the recent “aggressive” landfill strategy recently brought on line to bring the dump into compliance with provincial regulations, as well as increase its lifespan. A leachate control plan is currently underdevelopment, a iron grid cover system has been installed, and a full time dump attendant is now on site.

“Council will be reviewing a comprehensive analysis of revenues, costs, and rate structures for solid waste, along with the future of our landfill, added the mayor in the release.