City to charge non-residents more at dump

People living outside of the municipal boundaries of Prince Rupert can expect to pay a little more for dumping at the Ridley Island site.

People living outside of the municipal boundaries of Prince Rupert can expect to pay a little more for dumping at the Ridley Island site.

At the Dec. 15 meeting, council agreed to give three readings to a bylaw brought forward by staff to charge non-residents 40 per cent more than what the citizens of Prince Rupert have to pay.

“We have run into quite a few problems this summer with our landfill … causing us to have to rush expansion this year. Because it was never budgeted for and it is quite a significant cost, we had to go toward some of the city funds … that would be used for infrastructure in the city itself and not necessarily for the landfill,” explained chief financial officer Corinne Bomben.

“We can’t tax another jurisdictions for services that are used for the whole region, that is why we have proposed fees for non-resident users. There is no change for residents of Prince Rupert, which proposed a five per cent increase this year, next year and the year after …. this is to compensate the people of Prince Rupert for the money they are now having to allocate toward the landfill in order to expand it sooner than we had anticipated.”

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