Denley: Ontario government can’t easily change our culture of waste
Ottawa Citizen

By Randall Denley, Ottawa Citizen, October 4, 2017

The Ontario government says there is too much garbage going into the province’s landfills, so it has come up with a solution. If green-bin-type garbage were banned from landfills, the government reasons, the problem would be significantly reduced.

If the ban goes ahead, the government will be getting its fingers deeply into how we manage our homes. It’s one thing to be encouraged to use a green bin, quite another to be ordered to do so. In Ottawa, with green bin use at 50 per cent, this is going to split the public right down the middle.

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