A few weeks ago, we spoke about the City of Ottawa redeveloping its Solid Waste Master Plan to decrease the volume of waste added to our landfill as it steadily approaches its maximum capacity. (Jump to The Ottawa landfill is filling up article)
The city has opened up the next round of public consultations until September 12th concerning three ideas proposed to regulate waste:
- Partial pay-as-you-throw
- There will be a limit to the number of garbage bags collected from each house, and anything extra requires a purchased garbage tag. (There will be no limits to yard waste, organics or recyclables)
- Reduced item limits
- There will be a limit to the number of garbage bags collected from each house, and anything extra is not collected.
- Clear garbage bags with recycling and organics bans
- Households will use clear garbage bags, and they will not be collected if there is anything organic or recyclable found inside.
How can you participate?
- Voice your thoughts for each idea by filling out a survey
- Join a virtual workshop on September 8th or 9th
- Submit your questions and get a response
- Submit your ideas for the city to consider
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