City could end trash collection for ‘bunker houses’ in Sandy Hill
Ottawa Citizen

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, January 25, 2017

Piles of trash at multi-bedroom “bunker houses” in Sandy Hill have drawn the ire of the community association, prompting the councillor to float changes to curbside garbage pickup in the neighbourhood.

Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury is asking for feedback on a series of initiatives that, if adopted by the city, would force landlords of converted multi-unit, multi-bedroom buildings in Sandy Hill to hire private garbage collection services, much like rooming houses do.

Fleury is using the term bunker houses to describe buildings that have several bedrooms in each unit, leading to some ugly garbage storage. It has also become a logistical nightmare for garbage collection since there’s so much trash generated by those buildings, according to Fleury.

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