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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Will Higher Tipping Fees Mean More Illegal Dumping?

With the news the city's composting and recycling programs need an overall boost of as much as $9 million, taxpayers can expect an increase in tipping fees in the near future..

Common Councillor Bill Farren is worried increased fees will also lead to an increase in illegal dumping with people looking to dodge paying. Mark McLeod of Fundy Region Solid waste assures the public that probably won't happen in light of case studies from areas that have adopted similar regulations.

Councillor Farren saying he's all for anything that cuts down on pollution, but he can't support double-taxing people for putting out garbage either.