Andumping facility at Churchill in Cambridge, , is staying open after a petition by an owner and a decision at Cambridge city council’s meeting on Tuesday night, a report said.
More than 400 have signed an online petition to keep the only freedumping in the region open, citing illegal dumping and environmental issues.
“We have all seen Christmas Vacation when Cousin Eddie is dumping his sewage down the storm sewer, and that’s what I really didn’t want to see,” said Shane Russell, an avidand owner who started the petition.
The council unanimously voted to keep the station operational in the meantime while they wait for a report that will look into alternatives.
The city’smanager explained that the was first constructed in the 1970s to serve the , but when the shut down in 2015, it remained open to those who own for free.
“There are five paid dumping stations available withinRegion for owners. Given the updates required to convert this service as a pay-per-use station, the recommendation is being made to either close it permanently or keep it open seasonally as a pay-per-use station,” the manager of said in a statement.
Russell has expressed concern thatowners could illegally into storm drains, creating environmental issues.
“We have been using this for the past 45 years, and the service is paid for by our water rates. A third of our bill is for,” he said. “Just like a lot of other municipalities in , if you look along the 401 east of Toronto, there are about four or five free dumping stations.”
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