TThe Thompson-Nicola Regional District is raising tipping fees for demolition, land-clearing, and construction (DLC) waste effective July 1 at all waste facilities in the TNRD.
The tipping fees for DLC waste will go from $60 per tonne to $120 per tonne, as per a new bylaw that was adopted by the TNRD Board of Directors. The bylaw will also see changes to household refuse fees on January 1, 2015, as well as a further increase in DLC fees to $160 per tonne on that same date.
The new fee structure will give customers the ability to save money by source-separating DLC waste. A separate lower fee will be applied to select waste streams if they are separated. The lower fees only apply at sites where separate collection areas exist. Please contact the TNRD if you have questions about specific TNRD facilities.
The fee increases are in step with the user-pay principle adopted in the TNRD Solid Waste Management Plan. These changes will move costs away from the taxpayer and towards the user. The new fee structure creates incentive for customers to source separate demolition and construction waste, allowing materials to be recycled instead of landfilled.
The new fees will make TNRD fees comparable to other regional districts in the southern Interior. Presently, the TNRD has some of the lowest fees in the southern Interior.