Although it might be significantly difficult to enforce, the Town of Canmore has made it officially illegal for residents in the community to place items that could be recycled into the garbage.
The new recyclables and waste disposal bylaw was passed by Canmore council in August and included changes that prohibit residents from throwing out recyclable goods in an effort to promote diverting municipal solid waste from the landfill.
Supervisor of solid waste services Simon Robins told council the existing waste control bylaw dates back to 2001 and has not seen significant changes or updates to it since that time.
“This rewrite looks to update the bylaw to support our current collection system, Beyond Curbside, and simplify the bylaw,” he said. “The intent of the bylaw has stayed the same throughout this process.” read more >>