'Pay as you throw' garbage collection likely coming to Ottawa

By Kate Porter and Joseph Tunney, Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa residents will likely have to put tags on every garbage bag or bin they set out at the curb starting next spring, the city's latest move aimed at reducing the amount of garbage headed to the landfill.

The City of Ottawa has been concerned that its landfill on Trail Road could be full within 13 to 15 years and hopes the plan — put forward Thursday at a technical briefing — can buy them two more years of time.

The idea is to encourage residents to sort more waste to the blue and black recycling bins and to the green organics bin.

...The city has found that about 58 per cent of what goes in trash cans could have been diverted to blue, green or black bins.

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