Councillors table report with potential landfill rate user increase

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The city landfill is approaching capacity. It is seen here on May 30, 2013.

Landfill rates might be going up.

At Monday’s executive committee meeting, executive tabled the engineering department landfill report pending more information.

The report recommends increasing the rates by 2.5 per cent per year for 2014, 2015 and 2016 effective June 1 for all users within the City of Moose Jaw. The increase is equivalent to annual inflation. Users outside the city limits would see an increase of five per cent.

For users in Moose Jaw, the rates for standard waste would go from $37 per tonne to $38 per tonne as of June 1, $39 as of Jan. 1, 2015 and $40 as of Jan. 1, 2016. Residential waste makes up 12 per cent of what is disposed at the landfill.

For users outside city limits, the rates for standard waste would go from $47 per tonne to $50 per tonne as of June 1, $52.50 per tonne as of Jan. 1, 2015 and $55 as of Jan.1, 2016.

City manager Matt Noble said because some councillors expressed interest in establishing more competitive rates, administration could restructure the report with options to “remain competitive” with other cities.

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Geographic location: Moose Jaw

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