Tipping fee stays

Government appears to be sticking to its guns on the controversial $25 tipping fee, despite recent protests by private garbage collectors.

While the private haulers and movers have been anticipating a compromise on the fee, the Ministry of Environment and Drainage this evening, through a Government Information Service (GIS) release, issued a reminder that the charge for disposal of waste at the Sustainable Barbados Recycling Centre had been implemented on May 4.

The Ministry also explained that payments could be made at the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) by purchasing a full book of tickets at any given time, or a single ticket for those dumping less than one tonne of waste.

The private waste haulers have been demanding that the fee be scrapped on the grounds that its implementation was unfair and threatened the survival of their businesses.

A scene from last week's protest action by waste haulers.
A scene from last week’s protest action by waste haulers.

This led to the staging of six consecutive days of protests, which fizzled out at the start of the second week.

One Response to Tipping fee stays

  1. Patrick Blackman May 25, 2015 at 8:57 am

    This is good for the industry, too many haulers, we need to consolidate and become more efficient. This fee however is not the answer, we have to stop importing waste in terms of packaging thats the only solution.


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