Council approves plastic bags and dog feces for green bin in mid-2019

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, March 28, 2018

Council has approved plastic bags and dog feces for the green bin program starting in mid-2019.

The 19-3 vote on Wednesday approves a revision to the city’s contract with Orgaworld to modestly expand the list of items allowed in the green bin. Councillors Tobi Nussbaum, Jeff Leiper and Catherine McKenney voted no.

The changes would cost the city an extra $626,000 annually. The average household will pay 15 cents more each month. The “put or pay” volume under the contract will be reduced from 80,000 tonnes annually to 75,000 tonnes. The city has never sent 80,000 tonnes of organic waste to Orgaworld.

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