Calgary city council approves tag-a-bag garbage program
Calgary city council voted 10 to 4 in favour of adopting a tag-a-bag program on Monday as a way to motivate people to generate less waste.
Households will be able to buy a $3 sticker or tag for excess garbage to be picked up.
Black cart collection is expected to drop by $0.10 a month with additional pickup costs covered by the initiative.
The program is set to start in 2020.
On Monday, council also voted 11 to 3 to approve a pilot project using RFID technology that could base what you pay on how often your black cart is emptied.
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