Garbage not a big issue on the hustings, according to Jim Watson

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, August 26, 2018 Garbage isn’t a topic residents are bringing up at the doors so far during the municipal election campaign, Jim Watson says.

“I haven’t had one person raise it, with the exception of some people still complaining about the green bin and weekly garbage pickup, but I’ve said we’re not going to go and turn back the pages of time,” Watson, the mayoral incumbent, said Thursday during a campaign event. “We’ve got to move forward and we’ve got to try and find solutions that work and help prolong the life of the landfill.”

Watson this week released his answers to a candidate questionnaire distributed by Ecology Ottawa, which asks candidates if they would reverse council’s decision to allow plastic bags and dog feces in the green bin, increase funding for education on waste prevention and set a waste-diversion target of 65 per cent.

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