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Council to consider new waste cart exchange trial period and fee

Guelph, On, May 15, 2013 – On May 27, City Council will consider a $35 fee to cover the City’s cost to transport and clean each exchanged blue or grey waste cart, after a 12 week trial period. A staff report outlining the details of the recommendation was presented yesterday at the Planning, Building, Engineering and Environment Committee. “Based on last fall’s waste cart rollout, we know 95 per cent of cart exchanges take place in the first 90 days of use,” said Dean Wyman, the City’s general manager of Solid Waste Resources. “Recognizing this, we’re recommending to Council a program that balances residents’ needs for free waste carts exchanges during the first three months and a cost recovery fee for each cart exchange after… Continue reading Council to consider new waste cart exchange trial period and fee