Proposed contract changes would allow dog waste, plastic bags in green bin

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, March 19, 2018

Dog waste and plastic bags would be allowed in green bins by mid-2019 under a proposed alteration to city’s contract with Orgaworld, while stopping taxpayer money from being thrown away under the deal.

The city reveals the proposal in a lengthy report to council published Monday night, raising the possibility of finally ending years of disputes with the company and potentially making the green bin a more popular choice for families who have turned their noses to recycling organic waste.

“The negotiations concluded in December 2017, and have resulted in a recommended amended Orgaworld contract that will, for the remaining 12 years of the contract, provide better value to the city than the status quo,” the report says.

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