Chaleur Regional Service Commission to maintain status quo with Quebec recycling centre

The Chaleur region will continue sending its recyclables to Quebec, rather than to a proposed regional recycling centre in Tracadie.

Chaleur Regional Service Commission executive director Jocelyne Hachey says switching from the status quo would represent an additional cost of nearly $20,000 a year.

Meanwhile, commission chair Jean-Guy Grant says the region would have liked to participate, however it it would have meant an increase in taxes, something he says taxpayers aren't ready for.

The Tracadie project is estimated to cost around $4 million.

Acadian Peninsula Service Commission's Gary LeBlanc says the centre would save the region money and provide it with infrastructure that would meet future environmental requirements.

(with files from the Acadie-Nouvelle)