Users of the Osoyoos landfill can expect to pay more effective Dec. 21, 2020. (Black Press file photo)

Users of the Osoyoos landfill can expect to pay more effective Dec. 21, 2020. (Black Press file photo)

Osoyoos landfill raises rates

Price hike introduced to offset some of the increases in costs of landfill operations

Osoyoos residents can expect to pay more when taking trash to the landfill.

Effective Dec. 21, 2020 the rate at the Osoyoos and District Sanitary Landfill was raised from $110 per metric tonne to $114.99

After a review of landfill tipping fees was conducted, the price hike was introduced to offset some of the increases in costs associated with the operations of the landfill, according to a news release from the Town of Osoyoos.

The following additional rate changes will also take effect on December 21, 2020:

  • All other rate categories will increase by 4.54 per cent
  • The minimum charge per load will change from $5.00 to $6.50
  • The minimum charge for yard waste loads over 100 kg will change from $5.00 to $6.50
  • The additional cost for mattresses and box springs will change from $10 per mattress/box spring to $15 per mattress/box spring
  • The cost for additional Garbage Tags will change from $2.40 each to $2.50 each

All loads coming into the landfill must scale in and scale out, and materials must be separated, and secured.

For additional details, click here.

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