In an effort to save 132-thousand dollars, the City of Regina is looking into switching garbage collection to a bi-weekly program.
The City is looking for council approval to cut back pick up from November to March of 2018.
Mayor Micheal Fougere says Saskatoon has been on bi-weekly collection for a long time.
“They’ve been doing it for a number of years,” Fougere said to 620 CKRM News. “And from all reports from their mayor and administration, it seems to work well.”
Fougere says people have an opportunity make their concerns known at council at the end of September.
Fougere says the move may not save a lot of money, but in order to cover a 10.3 million dollar deficit, any help will do.
“Taken by itself, yes, 132-thousand dollars isn’t a lot ofrevenue,” Fougere said. “Taken as a package of all the reductions we had to face during the 2017-18 budget, this is part of the package we had to rebuild.”
The change is to help deal with a 10.3 million dollar shortage in the 2017 budget.