Tipping fee rates predicted to be on the rise

Look for tipping fees at CSRD landfills to increase from the current $70 per tonne to a recommended $92 per tonne.

Look for tipping fees at CSRD landfills to increase from the current $70 per tonne to a recommended $92 per tonne. Columbia Shuswap Regional District waste management co-ordinator Ben Van Nostrand told directors at the June 20 board meeting that a recently completed Solid Waste Management Disposal Strategy Report indicates the regional district’s solid waste management plan is underfunded.

“In the fall it’s anticipated we will be coming to seek approval for raising tipping fees to better bulk up the reserve funds.”

Other recommendations in the report are to close transfer stations at Malakwa and Glenemma and maintain the Sicamous landfill as is.

Van Nostrand said staff do not consider closing Glenemma or Malakwa to be an option – an opinion applauded by both Area E Rural Sicamous director Rhona Martin and Area D Falkland director René Talbot.