Arnprior, township likely to see garbage fees skyrocket

By Derek Dunn, InsideOttawaValley, February 1, 2020

Garbage and recycling collection fees in both Arnprior and McNab/Braeside will likely take a major jump this year.

The town’s could go from $145 last year to $170 this year, and the township’s from $185 to $270, according to a staff report tabled at the Jan. 27 council meeting in Arnprior. The reason? The abrupt bankruptcy of a waste management company in Renfrew last summer, resulting in a costly temporary contract and reduced landfill revenue.

(...)“It brings us to the middle of the pack,” Mayor Walter Stack said. He noted that in three or four years, after the province forces producers to cover the cost of recycling, that portion of the tax bill will drop by 40 per cent. But that people will “pay at the cash register.”

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