Unlike every other Saanich resident, David Poje won’t have to pay $149.60 for garbage collection this year.
Saanich council agreed to waive the fee for the third year in a row because the Bracken Avenue resident doesn’t have any garbage to collect.
Coun. Vicki Sanders commends Poje’s actions but noted the fee is also meant to cover greater needs.
“You support it because you support your municipality,” she said. “The majority of people are doing their part to reduce waste. If I were in (Poje’s) situation, I would keep paying for the service for those who, for one reason or another, need the service.”
Though his household is not the only one in Saanich with zero waste, Poje is the only resident who asked to have the collection fee waived.