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W. Kelowna To Be Charged $46K for Trash Sorting

RFID

May 27, 2011

The City of Kelowna is charging the West Kelowna district $46,575 for extra sorting after it opted out of the city's RFID trash program intended to stop residents from including trash in curbside yard waste bins, reports Kelowna Capital News. On top of the charge to the district, residents will incur a $4.62 increase to their quarterly utility bill, and city officials say the costs may increase in the future. West Kelowna Mayor Doug Finlander has cited concerns over citizens' privacy and questions as to whether the program will be effective as reasons for opting out.
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