Trash talk to include houses

White Rock to host community forum June 30 on single-family garbage collection.

White Rock City Hall

White Rock residents will have a chance to share input about the future of single-family solid-waste pickup, when the city hosts a community forum later this month.

The June 30 meeting at the White Rock Community Centre will “include overviews of the city’s current practices and offer an opportunity to provide input on several options” for the future of garbage, recycling and organics collection, according to a post on the city’s website.

Earlier this year, the city issued a request for proposals on contracting out single-family home collection, in an effort to review costs and services.

Council also voted to switch to a solid-waste-user-fee method for charging single-family residences, rather than a general tax levy, which is based on property value.

In January, the city announced it would “privatize” solid-waste pickup for multi-family units and businesses, a decision – made in-camera in December – that was met with a backlash.

After a protest that drew hundreds of angry residents to the lawns of city hall in March, council voted to move ahead with plans to scrap public garbage pickup for multifamily residents, effective July 1.

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