Waste disposal could cost a ‘fortune’
Bay Roberts town council expresses concerns about growing expense of program
“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.