ATTENTION ALL METRO VANCOUVER BUSINESSES!
YOUR WASTE DISPOSAL COSTS ARE GOING UP. THE QUESTION YOU SHOULD BE ASKING YOURSELF IS…..HOW MUCH?
As of January 1st, 2017 Metro Vancouver will be increasing landfill rates at local transfer stations and landfills by $3-5 dollars per metric tonne. This may not seem like a huge increase, until you start looking at how this landfill increase will be passed along by your waste hauler. The reality is, anytime a rate increase happens at a landfill or processing facility, these costs are passed along to the consumer with significant profitability built in for the waste hauler. These increases are typically combined with annual rate adjustments by your hauler, easily resulting in total annual cost increases of 15% or more.
Waste Collective works on behalf of our clients to ensure that all rate increases are independently verified and justified based on the Waste Collective contractual terms and actual cost increases to the hauler. By taking this proactive hands-on approach to managing our clients waste services, we are able to mitigate any unnecessary cost increases while providing transparency for our clients. We ensure that our clients understand why rates are going up and how they have been applied to their services. If charges have been applied incorrectly, we will work behind the scenes to ensure that all credits and rate reversals are applied to the account – saving our clients frustration, time and money.
As of January 1st, 2017 Metro Vancouver will also be increasing the enforcement of banned items from the waste stream. Textiles will now be added to the disposal banned items list. The threshold for acceptable contamination levels of organics within the garbage stream will now be lowered to 5%. This will have a direct effect on waste disposal costs for many businesses, multifamily properties and institutions as waste haulers will be the direct recipient of surcharges by Metro Vancouver for garbage loads containing contamination. Any surcharge will be applied again, unilaterally, to all clients on a given route in-order to recoup these costs while also ensuring that a healthy profit is collected. In the eyes of the haulers, your waste stream will be deemed contaminated unless proven otherwise. How are you supposed to do that?
How do you protect yourself from unjustified cost increases?
Give Waste Collective a call. We work on behalf of businesses, property managers, strata corporations and institutions to provide complete management of waste services that reduce costs and save time, while providing industry expertise that works for you.
EMAIL STUART LILLEY, PRESIDENT OF WASTE COLLECTIVE