April 9, 2019 1:17 am
Updated: April 9, 2019 2:36 am

Calgary city council approves tag-a-bag garbage program

City council voted to implement a tag-a-bag program in Calgary on Monday. It's scheduled to start next year.

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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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