All options being considered to keep trash out of the municipal dump as council digs into garbage policy

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, June 25, 2019

All possibilities are on the table to prevent heaps of trash from filling the municipal dump, with council’s environment committee taking a greater interest in how Ottawa residents generate garbage.

The city is developing its second solid waste master plan, which will be a 30-year strategy to divert trash from the Trail Road landfill and manage recycling programs.

It means the city could, after council approves the plan later this term, change the rules for residential garbage pickup as early as 2023.

Should the city decrease the maximum number of garbage bags allowed at the curb? Institute a pay-per-bag system? Fine people for not recycling or placing organic waste in their green bins?

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