Acadian Peninsula Service Commission aims to set up own waste collection fleet

The Acadian Peninsula Service Commission is looking for $1.97 million from the Municipal Capital Borrowing Board to establish its own garbage collection fleet.

Waste collection is currently carried out by private contractors, however the commission faces a cost increase of 47 per cent come December.

Lameque and Miscou LSD representative Leroy Weston voted against the plan, saying he didn't believe a change from the status quo would save the commission any money and over concerns it would result in the loss of jobs.

Claude Ferron, representative for Petit-Lameque says his area was left out of consultations.

The Acadie-Nouvelle reports Tracadie was excluded from the vote as it had plans to set up its own fleet that would service the entire region.

(with files from the Acadie-Nouvelle)