PR Community Advisory Committee

The Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee (PRCAC) has spent about 2 years working on creating a new mandatory garbage service level. This process included an online survey that was completed by 314 people.

In spring 2018, they put forward a plan to mandate service for 2300 Point Roberts Home owners that required every other week garbage (26 pick ups per year) and every other week recycling pick up year round.

This new service was proposed as a fee on property taxes starting in 2019. The rate of the fee was estimated at $200 USD per household (based on current pricing models). The service level was set as a minimum with higher needs being available directly from the owner operated utility.

The new mandatory service removes in the County Code the option for Point Roberts home owners to get an exemption from curbside pick up and removes the special designation and service for seasonal and part-time home owners that was included in the County Code.