County to establish lower tipping fee for disaster debris
Posted August 7,
Tornado events in Angus (June 17th) and New Tecumseth (June 24th) have
spurred Simcoe County to establish a disaster debris tipping fee that
reduces the cost of disposal from $155 per tonne to $75.
The proposed new rate category is outlined in a report by Rob
McCullough, Director, Solid Waste Management, to County council posted
on next Tuesday's agenda.
The Tosorontio Landfill (Site 13) received 46 tonnes of brush, and 37
tonnes of other debris from the Angus tornado clean-up, aided by the
supply of 50 yard roll-off bins. More than 100 homes and over 300
people were impacted by its damage, estimated to be over $30 million.
"Once full, the bins were delivered .... at a cost of $155/tonne. The
Township of Essa will be billed directly for the disposal of the
material," notes Mr. McCullough. "Residents who came into County Waste
Management Facilities with waste
from the tornado were billed the $155/tonne "Disaster Debris" and brush
was free of charge."
The County also provided New Tecumseth with 50 yard roll-off bins to
aid in the clean-up
of the lesser scale tornado that caused damage to properties east of
Tottenham, but notes, "the tipping fee costs for New Tecumseth are
approximates and are based
on a tentative number of bins to be provided at the tornado sites."
Under the current tipping fees, Essa's cost was $5,868, and New
Tecumseth's estimated at $3,353. At $75 per tonne, which will be
applied retroactively, Essa's disposal costs will be reduced to $2,839
and New Tecumseth, estimated at at $1,622.
"The rate of $75/tonne covers current County costs to transfer this
material from the receiving site to Collingwood and the costs to
process through our shredder and direct costs for landfilling locally,
"according to Mr. McCullough. "It is noted than when County landfill
space is exhausted, the cost of garbage export is significantly higher
and the rate would then have to be adjusted. The rate of $75 per tonne
is competitive if not lower than disposal via private transfer