City releases list of proposals to increase residential recycling with municipal dump 70-per-cent full

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen

More than 70 proposals are on the table to achieve a “zero waste Ottawa,” including options that would make people pay fees based on the amount garbage they throw out or use clear plastic bags to prove they’re not trashing recyclable material.

The municipal dump on Trail Road only has about 17 years of capacity left for Ottawa’s residential garbage, based on the latest calculations made by city staff as they create a new 30-year solid waste master plan.

....Other proposals include banning materials from the garbage, enforcing curbside bag limits, mandating green bins in multi-residential buildings and implementing better recycling options in city facilities.

...It will be up to the public to weigh in before the city creates a short list of options.

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