It would save Hamilton taxpayers at least $1 million to pick up garbage every two weeks. But some councillors say garbage pickup is such an essential service that the benefits — which also include encouraging recycling and composting— aren't worth it.
City staff is mulling over options to streamline waste collection and will present some ideas later this year. Among those ideas: cutting garbage collection back to every two weeks, much like areas such as Halton, Guelph and Peel.
If it gets debated, it'll be the third time since 2007.