11 $ per-door to collect ‘’huge waste’’ items for buildings of six units or more

Par Michel Thibault
11 $ per-door to collect ‘’huge waste’’ items for buildings of six units or more
(Photo : Michel Thibault)

Occupants of buildings of six dwellings or more in Chateauguay will be able to get rid of ‘’huge waste’’ such as sofas or refrigerators more easily beginning in 2020. The owners of the housing units concerned will pay a tax of $11 per unit to benefit from the service.

Translation Dan Rosenburg 

Chateauguay City Council approved an agreement to that effect with the Roussillon MRC at its public assembly on November 18. The MRC will take charge of the collection.The City is going to deduct in advance the $11 tax from 3,286 households and will in turn pay the amount of about $36,000, explains Mayor Pierre-Paul Routhier. The garbage collection service is not currently offered to buildings of six dwellings or more, he specified. The occupants must refer themselves to private services to get rid of furniture or other such pieces.

City councillor Marcel Deschamps asked if the quantity of large pieces of garbage justified this measure. ‘’Will people pay thousands of dollars for 10 couches?’’ he asked.

Some colleagues let it be heard that several voluminous articles were found in front of buildings containing dwellings, notably during the moving period. ‘’If I lived in one of these buildings, I would appreciate being able to get rid of such bulky items for $11,’’ the Mayor replied.

 

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