Allowing plastic bags, dog waste won't do the job, group says

By CBC News Ottawa, March 20, 2018

If the City of Ottawa is serious about wanting more residents to use their green bins, then it needs to make more drastic changes to its waste program than those contained in a report released Monday, according to the group Waste Watch Ottawa (WWO).

Under proposed changes to the city's composting contract with Orgaworld, residents would be allowed to place plastic bags and dog waste in their green bins, beginning in mid-2019.

Coun. David Chernushenko, chair of the city's environment and climate protection committee, told CBC he believes the existing ban on plastic bags has been preventing people from using their green bins.

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