Environmental advocacy group calls for garbage user fees

By 1310 News, June 25, 2019

A local environmental advocacy group wants the city to charge people who throw out too much garbage, and think it would be more effective than allowing plastic bags in the green bin.

As the city begins working on a new solid waste master plan, Waste Watch Ottawa proposes a user pay system where residents are charged for throwing out more garbage than the limit. The group says the goal would be to change people's habits and attitudes.

"That's to use the blue bin and the black box and the green bin more carefully," said Duncan Bury, spokesperson for Waste Watch Ottawa.


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