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#3101 Mike K.

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Posted 15 June 2022 - 01:33 PM

That's what's left after dumping it in little bits along the way. The less weight on the ship, the more economical it is to operate.

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#3102 Spy Black

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Posted 15 June 2022 - 01:47 PM

Because Hartland Road is obviously charging far too little for the dumping fee!


Thus the low hanging fruit comment from the CRD about increasing the fee ... at least to the point where they'll dump it somewhere cheaper :)

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#3103 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 June 2022 - 04:49 AM

Cruise ships will pay more than three times the current rate to dump high-risk ship waste starting in 2024.


On Wednesday, the Capital Regional District’s environmental services committee voted to increase dumping fees to $500 per tonne from the existing rate of $157 per tonne. Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps had pushed for the new rates to kick in next year, but the move was rejected.


Helps argued one year’s notice was more than enough time for the cruise industry to make adjustments to handle the increased cost. CRD staff have estimated the increase will amount to only $200,000 a year.


“I think that waiting till 2024 is far too long,” she said. “Industry adjusts, and this is an adjustment that they’re going to need to make if they want to continue to keep bringing waste here.


“We have to look at ways to deter solid waste from coming into our landfill.”




In an address to the committee, Marg Gardiner, president of the James Bay Neighbourhood Association, said no one should have to accept cruise-ship garbage, and it should stop completely as of the 2023 cruise ship season. She said the number of trucks used to ferry waste from Ogden Point cruise terminal to Hartland Landfill is a serious environmental concern, while the ships themselves have other options.


Last year, when cruise ships were unable to dock in Victoria due to the pandemic, they offloaded their waste elsewhere, she said.





#3104 Nparker

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Posted 16 June 2022 - 05:24 AM

Can we please offload Lisa Helps elsewhere?
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