Ottawa asks residents to comment on possible new household waste rules – .

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Ottawa asks residents to comment on possible new household waste rules – .


OTTAWA – Residents of Ottawa are being asked to comment on the possibility of restricting the amount of garbage you drop curbside each week as the city’s landfill continues to fill up quickly.

The City of Ottawa has launched public consultations on three different garbage collection options to divert more garbage from landfills.

The three options are:

  • Partial pay-as-you-go: Households would be allowed to drop off a defined number of garbage for collection. Households over the limit should purchase garbage tags for each additional item.
  • Reduced item limits: Households would drop off a reduced number of garbage to pick up. Anything over the limit will not be collected.
  • Clear garbage bags with recycling and organic bans: Households would put their waste in transparent bags. Recyclable materials and organic waste would not be allowed in the garbage.

The current limit is six bags of garbage per household.

“Ottawa isn’t reinventing a wheel here. This is done across Ontario and Canada, ”said Coun. Scott Moffatt, Chairman of the Ottawa Standing Committee on Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management.

In an interview on Newstalk 580 CFRA Ottawa Now with Kristy Cameron this week, Moffatt said Ottawa is considering a variety of options to help increase the hijacking.

Moffatt says statistics from other municipalities show what is increasing waste diversion.

“Oddly enough, it’s the clear bags combined with a bio-ban type situation, and that seems to have the biggest impact on the diversion,” Moffatt said.

In July, city staff warned the Trail Road landfill had 30% of its remaining capacity and would run out of space for the next 15 years.

“If current landfill practices and annual tonnages continue, the Trail waste treatment facility is expected to reach capacity between 2036 and 2038,” the report said. In 2005, the Department of the Environment approved the expansion of the Trail Road waste treatment facility.

More than half of what Ottawa residents throw in the trash could be diverted from landfills.

“58% of what we see through a waste audit of what we see in the landfill could be diverted to one of the existing bins that we pick up at the end of your alley,” Moffatt said.

Comments from the Pledge Package will be used to help select a new curbside garbage collection option for Ottawa. You can complete the survey at www.ottawa.ca/waste.

The City of Ottawa commits to options for the Sold Waste Master Plan, with curbside collection first.

A new landfill would cost $ 300 million.

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