Dominique O’Rourke
Salary, Wages and Benefits in IDE  are lower in 2020 than in 2018 which is great. What are the major drivers for the $4.6 million increase in total budget (table 10) since 2018? 
The major drivers for IDE’s annual increases since 2018 are as follows:

• Increase in waste haulage costs;
• Lower revenue tied to the value of Guelph’s recyclable material;
• Operating impacts from 2019 approved capital projects;
• Increased City Hall maintenance costs;
• Increase in compensation for in-year Council approved position for Renewable Energy; and
• Decreased market demand for the City’s carbon credits.