February 3, 2015
Metro Vancouver is considering giving large commercial garbage haulers a break on their dumping fees to stop them from taking trash outside the region.
A staff report, which will go to Metro Vancouver’s waste committee on Thursday, suggests a cost reduction for loads of up to nine tonnes of garbage from $109 per tonne to $80 per tonne.
At the same time, however, smaller vehicles, which make up 85 per cent of all loads to the region’s transfer stations, will see rates rise from $109 per tonne to $130 per tonne. Medium loads would remain at $109 per tonne.