Kenora’s Solid Waste Department continues to make money.

The surplus forecast for 2023 is estimated to be about 744 thousand dollars.

Director of Finance Ryan Marsh says that is about $40,000 more than last year.

“What I’d like to point out on this budget is our revenues are $3.184,000 and our expenses are $2,440,000 …so we have a surplus.”

Chief Administrative Officer Kyle Attanasio says part of the reason for the increased surplus is because they have hiked rates at the waste transfer station.

“Last year in 2022, was the first time in 21 years that we increased the cost of bag tags.  Scale rates were a little more.  Bag tags went from $2 to $2.50 effective July 1st.”

Marsh says they need to build up their revenue because finding and building a new landfill site will be very expensive, even though that’s 20 years in the future.