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