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Quarry cash


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SOME QUARRY operators have been reportedly making a “killing” since waste haulers and the Ministry of Environment have been embroiled in conflict over a new tipping fee for depositing refuse at the Sustainable Barbados Recycling Centre (SBRC) facility.

A spokesman for the haulers, Ernest King told the DAILY NATION they had been bypassing SBRC in most instances since their protest against the $25 per tonne fee started, and materials were being diverted to quarries instead.

“The quarry owners right now are making a fortune, I can tell you that. They’re smiling because many of them have more than doubled their rates. Before some quarries took a ten-wheeler load of material at $30 and $40 for a load, but they’ve now moved that to $70 and $100 per load,” King disclosed.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.