The Comox Strathcona waste management (CSWM) board has approved a new fee structure for the disposal of waste at the Comox Valley and Campbell River waste management centres through the adoption of an updated bylaw.

At the September CSWM board meeting, the board approved fee increases for municipal solid waste (MSW) and construction and demolition (C&D) waste effective January 1, 2015. Both MSW and C&D will increase from $110 per metric tonne to $120 per metric tonne and incrementally increase in 2016 to $130 per metric tonne.

“The increase from these tipping fees will be applied to capital improvements and the day-to-day operation and maintenance costs of our facilities,” said Tom Boatman, senior manager of solid waste services. “As part of the region’s solid waste management plan and the requirements for landfill operational certificates, improvements and upgrades to the landfill are not only necessary but mandatory to become compliant with the Ministry of Environment’s regulations.”