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Price Breaks Approved

Monday, November 30, 2015 @ 8:36 PM

Prince George, B.C.- With  the arrival of curbside recycling,  plenty of  residents in Prince George no longer need  the  large  or even medium sized  garbage containers,  and City Council has just made downsizing  a positive thing.

Council has approved waiving the  $30 dollar fee that was charged for  exchanging  large garbage bins for smaller versions.

Also on the   cash  savings side, Council has standardized the  ‘seniors’ age for  aquatics and arena use,  so  the costs of user fees will be at the reduced rates  for anyone aged 60  or over.  Staff will also look at the possibility of  changing the  transit fares  to  the 60 year seniors rate, as it may not have the jurisdiction to  make that change.

Council has also  approved  a return to the  voluntary water meter program.   For 2016 it  will make 100  water meters available on a first come first served  basis to  owners of single family  residences.    The  home owner will have to cover the  installation cost, but  will then be switched from the flat rate for water, to a rate based on consumption.

And for the cost  of a non perishable food item,  you can ride transit  December 15th to 17th  as the City is waiving the regular  transit fare.


I am very happy to see we can downsize our garbage cans for no cost. I have a large container that remains a quarter full. Good for city council. A positive move that will encourage more recycling!! Keep up the good work.

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