There's seemingly some good news on the way for residents who had registered their complaints over the size of the city's mandated grey garbage cans, you may soon be able to swap them over for a larger version, though you'll have to pay an exchange fee and a find a yearly charge on your annual utility bill.
That was one of a number of themes that came out of a discussion on the city's new Waste Bylaw provisions, a document which was approved by Council on Monday night.
The overview of City's latest approach towards recycling, garbage collection and landfill themes was supposed to be delivered for the public through the Committee of the Whole portion of the night where Director or Operations Richard Pucci was to give a presentation to the topic.
However, while the Council members in Chambers gained the benefit of his work on the bylaw, those viewing at home were left in the dark, as technical issues plagued the start of the council session, the broadcast starting up as Mr. Pucci was wrapping up.
The Bylaw itself came up for review later in the Council session, though the Director of Operations noted at that time that he had nothing more to add to the discussion from that which he had presented earlier in the evening (which only Council members heard).
So city residents for the most part are still rather in the dark as to how the new regimen will roll out.
Some nuggets of information were gleaned during the Council review, as Councillors asked questions about some elements of the Bylaw themes; the discussion led off by Councillor Adey who sought some clarification on the wording of some of the elements of the document.
The Councillor also had questions related to the fees and charges and concerns over the proposed increase on the tipping fees.
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