Council still wants compost drop-off to be free

Council has restated its desire for the regional waste authority to not charge for compost brought by users to transfer stations.

The Regional Authority of Carlton Trail (REACT) charges a maximum $5 for compost, with $5 charged for a truck full and $0.50 charged for a bag.

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It has sent a survey to all of its 47 member municipalities with four options: keep the status quo; don’t charge users for compost or tree branches, but the communities with transfer station would be responsible for dealing with them; don’t charge users for compost but do charge for tree branches, meaning that communities have to deal with the compost but the authority has to deal with tree branches; or don’t charge uses for compost or tree branches, but have the communities pay extra to REACT to manage them.

Humboldt council voted at its Oct. 22 to support not charge users for compost or tree branches  and being responsible for the piles created at the transfer station.

“The thing I like about compost not being charged for bringing it down there is it does encourage people to do that process rather than throw it away,” Coun. Lorne Pratchler said. “The option you would have right now as a resident of Humboldt is to throw it in the garbage and that would be no extra cost [to them].”

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