City pressed to allow compostable coffee pods in green bin

By Laura Osman, CBC News Ottawa, March 26, 2018

Java lovers in Ottawa can't dump their compostable coffee pods in the green bin, but Coun. David Chernushenko wants to revisit that policy.

City staff will study the possibility of including compostable plastics such as certain coffee pods and utensils in its recycling contract with Orgaworld, currently being renegotiated, after the environment and climate protection committee approved Chernushenko's motion Monday.

The new contract will also allow plastic bags and dog waste, a change the city hopes will encourage more residents to use their green bins for kitchen scraps and other compostable matter.

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