The City of Regina has a plan to increase waste diversion to the landfill.
Director of Waste Services Lisa Legault said residents have done a good job up to now of that.
“Regina residents continue to reduce the amount of waste generated each year,” she said. “Overall, waste generated decreased four percent from 2016.”
However, Legault says they’re ultimately aiming for a 65% diversion goal. One of things they’re doing to work towards that goal is proposing a user pay system.
The proposed model would see curbside recycling funded and future diversion services (organics, etc.) through users fees, which have yet to be determined.
As it stands now, residents pay for curbside recycling services through monthly fees, based on utility bills. This, in lieu of the proposed idea, would be axed.
Administration is also recommending the city move to bi-weekly garbage collection during winter permanently.
According to a release from the city, residents “adapted to a new winter collection schedule.” It has also been recommended household needing a second garbage bin will be expected to pay an annual fee.
This will be discussed and analyzed further on June 7th.