Saint John city staff report concludes that operating costs drop dramatically with fully in-house collection
The city of Saint John in New Brunswick could potentially save $500,000 annually, says a local newspaper. The savings would be realized by taking the 19 collection routes they had privatized back in-house.
City staff studied costs of various collection options as part of a wider review of curbside services.
“If we can do it cheaper I can’t see any reason not to do it all ourselves,” says City Councillor Bruce Court.
Saint John has a total of 53 solid waste collection routes, of which 19 had been privatized.