Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Ottawa: Garbage user fees

In an attempt to promote recycling, the City of Ottawa has removed the annual fee for garbage removal from property taxes and is charging a separate user fee of $88 per year.

It is hoped that by seeing how much money users are spending on garbage removal they will throw away less and recycle more. Thus, reducing the demand on the local landfill.

In "theory" if garbage removal is reduced sufficiently, the city will reduce the garbage user fee. Do you think the "theory" will be "practiced"?

Check out the full story in today's Ottawa Sun.

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