Emterra facing more non compliance fines

The fines are adding up as Emterra, the company that picks up our trash, continues to be plagued by delays.

Yesterday during the region's public works committee meeting, members discussed the chronic problems the company has had this summer picking up garbage and recycling.

Waste management services director, Catherine Habermebl says last Monday, the company had 12 drivers call in sick which affected 12 routes, representing about 1,100stops each.

She says Emterra has only completed collections, on time, seven days between the middle of March and June.

As a result the company is facing fines of more than $600,000 dollars for failing to comply with the terms of their contract which states collection must be completed by 5 pm each day.