City extends garbage collection contracts while watching for province's new waste plan

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By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, December 7, 2018

The City of Ottawa has extended the length of its garbage collection contracts as it tries to determine how the Ontario Progressive Conservative government’s recent environment plan will impact an updated municipal waste strategy.

A new waste strategy will inform the city’s requirements for garbage collection in the next contracts.

Marilyn Journeaux, the city’s director of solid waste services, said the collection contracts had provisions for two one-year extensions. The city has picked up an extension; the contracts won’t expire until May 31, 2020.