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No decision by Saskatoon city council on Pay-As-You-Throw waste utility

Saskatoon city council passes curbside organics collection program, defers Pay-As-You-Throw waste utility decision to next meeting.
Saskatoon city council passes curbside organics collection program, defers Pay-As-You-Throw waste utility decision to next meeting. Tyler Schroeder / Global News

Saskatoon city council has – yet again – deferred making a decision on a Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) waste utility.

Councillors debated the issue for hours on Monday before asking for more clarity on costs.

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PAYT would have property owners pay for garbage collection based on the size of the bin.

They did pass – by a seven to four vote – to implement a city-wide curbside organics collection program.

That means bins with organic waste will be picked up to be taken for composting.

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How it will be paid for still has to be decided.

City council will continue to the debate the issues at its next meeting on Nov. 19.

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