By Jenna Legge, Ottawa Citizen, May 9, 2023
Here’s what you need to know about Ottawa’s proposed bag tag garbage program, also called “partial pay-as-you-throw.”
Q. What, exactly, is “partial pay-as-you-throw”? What does this refer to?
A. “Partial pay-as-you-throw” means residents pay extra for municipal garbage collection if the amount of waste they leave for curbside pickup goes over a certain limit. If they stay under the limit, they don’t pay extra; their taxes have already covered that basic service.