(Feb. 10/15) Foodservice operators have been saved from a huge hike in garbage fees – and could see their costs go down – thanks to action by Restaurants Canada. Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) announced good news on two fronts:
No garbage tip fee increase
Over a year ago, we launched a campaign against a plan to hike landfill tip fees by 36 per cent – from $125 to $170 per tonne. City council listened to us and scrapped this plan.
City council accepted our second recommendation to allow restaurants to ship waste outside HRM. Our members now have lower-priced options, because neighbouring areas process waste for well under $100 per tonne. We had pressured the council to give relief to businesses that already pay some of the highest waste removal costs in the country.