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Councillors expected to vote on proposed changes to the regions garbage collection

Last Updated May 7, 2015 at 10:09 am EDT

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We could end up seeing less frequent pick ups, or limits on the number of bags you can haul out to the curb.

Council is expected to vote on the issue May 26th.

Regional councillors are expected to vote in just over two weeks on proposed changes to the way our garbage is collected.

They are considering two options in hopes of reducing the amount of waste that ends up in the landfill, while saving money.

We could end up seeing less frequent pick ups, or limits on the number of bags you can haul out to the curb.

Cari Rastas Howard, Project Manager, Waste Management Programs, Waste Management Division, was a guest on 570′s Eric Drozd show with guest host Glenn Pelletier.

“The problem is far too many resources are being wasted in our landfill. If you throw something into the garbage it’s gone and wasted, it makes it into the blue box or the green bin, then it gets a new life.”

Residents had a chance to weigh in at a public meeting last night.

Today’s Record reports, reaction was mixed, with some being all in for the changes, while others were dead set against them.

Council is expected to vote on the issue May 26th.