Waste dis­posal could cost a ‘for­tune’

Bay Roberts town coun­cil ex­presses con­cerns about grow­ing ex­pense of pro­gram

The Compass - - OPINION -

“It’s okay for us; we’re a big town. But smaller towns just

can’t af­ford this.”

could save a lot of dol­lars by us­ing curb­side re­cy­cling, and I think we should look at it in our 2011 bud­get.”

In­cen­tive to re­cy­cle

Coun. Wal­ter Yet­man agreed, adding the town has reached the point where it has to look se­ri­ously at re­cy­cling, and the fact the fee for re­cy­clables had not in­creased was a “great in­cen­tive.” He said, “the big thing now is to di­vert (re­cy­clable) waste out of your garbage.”

Big money grab

Coun. Bill Sey­mour called the sys­tem a “money grab,” and sug­gested a waste site should still be op­er­at­ing in Har­bour Grace or some­where else in the area.

“It’s okay for us; we’re a big town. But smaller towns just can’t af­ford this,” Sey­mour said.

Coun­cil­lors will learn more about the waste man­age­ment plan this week when they at­tend a meet­ing in Car­bon­ear.

The Avalon Coun­cil of the Ru­ral Sec­re­tar­iat, in part­ner­ship with Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties New­found­land and Labrador, has in­vited rep­re­sen­ta­tives of in­cor­po­rated towns and lo­cal ser­vice dis­tricts to at­tend a meet­ing at Fong’s Res­tau­rant on Nov. 16, be­gin­ning at 7 p.m.

A spokesman for the Avalon Re­gional Coun­cil told The Com­pass the ses­sion in Car­bon­ear is not open to the pub­lic or the me­dia.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.