Sandy Hill garbage crackdown gets committee’s OK
Ottawa Citizen

By Matthew Pearson, Ottawa Citizen, June 15, 2017

A pilot project proposing a tougher crackdown on piles of trash and containers strewn about multi-residential properties in Sandy Hill was picked up Thursday by the community and protective services committee.

Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury says complaints related to garbage are on the rise and so-called “bunkhouses” that have several rented rooms in each unit aren’t helping. Because there are more people living in these buildings than the detached homes or duplexes they have replaced, there’s more trash building up in storage areas on the properties and at the curb each garbage day.

It costs more money to pick up the heaps of trash and recycling each week, and to enforce property standards, he said.

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