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Toronto won't charge municipal waste fee, for now

According to a recent report from the Globe and Mail, Toronto residents will not be charged a fee if they put out m...


According to a recent report from the Globe and Mail, Toronto residents will not be charged a fee if they put out more than two bags of garbage for collection.

On January 5, council members voted to remove the proposal from the current budget debate. Works committee chair Jane Pitfield said limiting how much people put out should be done for environmental reasons and not as a cash grab.

City officials had recommended charging residents $1.50 a bag if they put out more than two bags of garbage every two weeks. Works department officials said the move would affect only 10 per cent of city residents.

Currently, a city bylaw sets a limit of six bags, but charges no fee. About 140 municipalities set a limit and charge a fee.

Ms. Pitfield said the members of works committee will meet in March to discuss implementing a fee policy, which she would like to do by September.


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