Canadians are producing more garbage than we should and some municipalities may be aiding our addiction to discarding.
How much garbage does an average single family residence really need to set out for collection at the curb?
Municipalities across Canada have widely varying standards on what is the allowable amount of garbage that will be collected at the curb on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. There is no common standard for weight, size of container, or volume for residential collected. There are no provincial standards instead each municipality sets the “level of service”.
Imagine a family that moves across the country, residing in different cities, it would probably be safe to speculate that their buying patterns and consumption patterns would not change significantly with each move to a new city.