Council approves changes to Solid Waste Management Bylaw
Town Council approved changes to the Town's Solid Waste Management Bylaw (2466/S/12)
at the regular Council meeting on August 13, 2012.
Several revisions were made that provide flexibility for specific situations while maintaining the integrity and core objectives of the Wipe Out Waste program.
Town Council approved a new Solid Waste Management Program in November 2011 and directed Administration to develop a comprehensive public education / communications campaign to inform residents of these changes.
The Wipe Out Waste Campaign commenced in December 2011 and ran through June 2012.
At the March 6, 2012 regular Council meeting, Town Council passed the Solid Waste Management Bylaw (2466/S/12). The new household waste and recycling program commenced on April 17, 2012. The intent of the bylaw and campaign is to encourage diversion of waste from landfills by limiting waste and encouraging collection of organics and recycling.
Since the launch of the program, administration has been monitoring the program and assessing areas were adaptions may be necessary – in specific situations, such as group homes, churches and large lots.
At the August 13, 2012 meeting, Council appealed the previous Bylaw 2477/S/12, and the changes were adopted into a new Bylaw 2466/S/12.
Highlights of Bylaw Changes
- The Bylaw allows for special circumstances for "Institutional Facilities," meaning “publicly or privately owned institutions or community services, as designated by the Town Manager.”
- An institution and a multiple dwelling unit must be connected to a separate water meter, and the development configuration and street design must reasonably accommodate automated truck access and curbside refuse and organics removal.
- Institutional Users, as defined in the Bylaw, may apply for additional Carts for a fee, if approved by the Town.
- Property owners with residences with lot sizes larger than 0.2 hectares may request additional Organicarts; if the Town approves this request, users will be assessed an additional fee of $8.00 per Cart per month to the Service User.
- The previous Bylaw suggested that a fee may be charged to service users for replacement of lost, stolen or damaged Carts; however, a fee was not included. The new Bylaw clarifies that Service Users are responsible for lost, stolen or damaged Waste Carts and/or Organicarts and what the associated fees are.
- Service Users are responsible for Waste Carts and Organicarts. Costs to replace lost, stolen or broken Organicarts or Waste Carts are $85 and $95 respectively (if a Cart is damaged due to contractor negligence, it will be replaced for no charge to the Service User).
Note: The fees listed below refer to only those that were revised or changed with the adoption of the new Bylaw. For a complete list of penalties, and associated fines, please refer to the Solid Waste Management Bylaw (-428.77KB).
|| Rate per Month
|"Institutional Facilities" as approved by Town Manager
|Each additional Organicart and/or Waste Cart for "Institutional Users"
||$8 per unit
|Each additional Organicart for residential lots larger than 0.2 hectares (0.5 acres)
||$8 per unit
|Cart replacement due to lost, stolen or damaged Organicart
||$85 per unit
|Cart replacement due to lost, stolen or damaged Waste Cart
||$95 per unit
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