Vehicle Overweight Policy

NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS AND HAULERS

Overweight vehicles are currently a common occurrence at the landfill, with some exceedences being minor while others are more significant. Ecowaste believes that all our customers and their truckers should comply with the legal requirements imposed by government transportation authorities. The purpose of these requirements is the protection of the public from injury and public roads from damage.

In order to encourage compliance, a charge for overweight loads crossing the scales at the Ecowaste Landfill has been implemented by Ecowaste.  Ecowaste uses the proceeds of the overweight charges for the benefit of the local community and for charitable purposes. Charges will be included on the monthly invoice and are payable by the recipient. For cash transactions the charges will payable at the scale at the point of sale.

The following table provides the basis for the overweight charges:

Overweight Overweight Charge
Up to 500 kg over legal GVW (up to 1000 kg for demolition trailers) $0 but notify the driver
501 kg to 1000 kg over legal GVW $100 Charge
1001 kg to 2000 kg over legal GVW $200 Charge
2001 kg to 3000 kg over legal GVW $400 Charge
3001 kg to 4000 kg over legal GVW $600 Charge
4001 kg to 5000 kg over legal GVW $800 Charge
Greater than 5001 kg over legal GVW $1000 Charge