SANITATION REMOVES CONTROVERSIAL TIPPING FEE IMMEDIATELY

The Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) with immediate effect is pleased to announce the removal of the “tipping fee” formerly imposed on waste disposal at the Sustainable Barbados Recycling Centre (SBRC).

The fee which saw waste haulers or the average Barbadian having to pay Bds $25 per ton to dispose of waste at the SBRC, was introduced in May 2015.

In making the announcement over the weekend at the office of the SSA, Chairman, Senator Rudy Grant reminded how Prime Minister Mia Mottley stated in her mini budget last June that the controversial fee would be abolished; –

The removal of the fee will now assist the SSA to redeploy resources that would have been previously allocated to cleaning illegal dumping sites. These resources can now be reallocated to their normal responsibility of collecting household and bulk waste.

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