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Heavy load to carry


LISA KING

Heavy load to carry

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GOVERNMENT needs to remove the new tipping fee in order to save the private waste collection sector.

Managing director of José y José Liquid and Solid Waste Management Inc., Anderson Cherry, made the call yesterday for the Freundel Stuart administration to rethink the tipping fee, which he said has many companies teetering on the brink of closure.

While noting that there was already the municipal solid waste tax in place as well as a tipping fee for the septic industry where he is a major player, the new imposition was certain to push them over the edge.

Speaking yesterday from Warrens, St Michael just west of Simpson Motors, where the waste collectors staged a protest, Cherry said: “Government needs to relook and rethink this position with this tipping fee because it has hurt a sector . . . [and] has closed small businessmen.”

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