Fee for service for waste bylaw violation to continue in September

Ainslie Wood Westdale

In April (2012), staff conducted a pilot project to recover service costs when an address was in violation of the Solid Waste Management Bylaw. A “Notice of Direction” was posted on the front door by a Customer Service Representative. Upon re-checking the following day, if an address did not follow the Direction, collection crews were dispatched to collect the waste. A user fee was applied to the tax roll of that property in the amount of $297.25. Prior to the start of this initiative, each address in the neighbourhood received a mailout outlining the process and the penalties for non compliance of the direction.

Due to the success of this project, staff will again be monitoring the Westdale Ainslie Wood neighbourhoods starting on September 5th, 2012. They will monitor through September and follow the same process as in the spring.   Staff will provide the results in October, 2012.

The statistics below outline the results of the April project.

Notices Of Direction Issued

April 2-6:  29

April 9-15:  12

April 16-20:  13

April 23-27:  36

April 30-May 4:  64

May 7-11:  152

Total:  306

263 properties voluntarily complied with the Direction.
43 did not comply.
$13,079.00 is being recovered for collection services via the final tax bill.

The Solid Waste By-law is at http://www.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/12A7DDE0-B9AF-4D16-82A9-168FB2F6C545/0/09067.pdf

Dale Brown
Executive Assistant to
Councillor Brian McHattie
Ward 1, Chedoke – Cootes
City of Hamilton
phone:  905-546-2226

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