Waste Management Bylaw approved for Drayton Valley

By rdnewsNOW staff
February 8, 2019 - 11:29am

Residents of Drayton Valley can expect to see an increase in service regarding their waste and recycling collection next month.

Starting March 1, Town officials say a public utility fee for waste management of $19.00 per month will be applied to each residential unit with curbside collection and added to their water and sewer utility accounts.

This, after Town council gave second and third readings to Waste Management Bylaw2019/02/E which establishes a municipal solid waste and recycling collection as a public utility.

Officials say implementing a cost recovery approach to curbside collection enables the Town to increase their level of service and provide for sustainable asset management.

Implementing the public utility fee for waste management is also anticipated to promote a balanced budget approach to waste management without subsidy from property taxes.

(With files from the Town of Drayton Valley)

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