Regina residents to pay more for recycling program than Saskatoon homeowners
Published Friday, September 7, 2012 5:45PM CST
While both Regina and Saskatoon are set to bring in almost identical curbside recycling programs, the cost to taxpayers is far from identical. That discrepancy is raising a few eyebrows.
It came as a surprise to homeowners when Regina city councilors heard that homeowners will have to pay just over $90 a year for a curbside recycling program when Saskatoon’s preliminary estimate is just under $50.
Both cities are proposing nearly identical programs, and both in partnership with the private sector. Trucks will stop at homes every two weeks to collect recycling for transport to sorting centers.
The cost of the programs will depend, in part, on the volume and the cleanliness of what homeowners recycle.
Officials in both cities are standing by their numbers, but admit there's some guesswork involved.