CBRM Trash Will Still Go To Guysborough
Cape Breton Regional Council has trashed the idea of breaking its garbage contract with Guysborough County.
The decision comes after the CBRM’s solicitor Demtri Kachafanas told Council yesterday that breaking the contract would likely lead to a multi-million dollar penalty.
He adds the penalty could range from 22 to 27 million dollars.
The CBRM now spends 3.4 million dollars a year to ship its trash to the second generation landfill in Guysborough.
Engineering and public works director Wayne MacDonald says it would coast the CBRM about $3 million a year to run its own landfill.
However, he adds that doesn’t include the costs associated with the acquisition of land and capital costs to build the facility.
Council voted to continue trucking garbage off-island until the contract with Guysborough County expires in 2025.