Thursday, November 29, 2007

It's two bags

I'll let other bloggers talk about Karlheinz Schreiber's testimony, or lack of it, today. Instead, an update to a post the other day about the garbage question in Hamilton.

Last night, city council voted to have a two bag garbage limit with a one bag limit phased in eventually. The catch is that the second bag must be clear so collectors can see that it's real garbage and not stuff that could otherwise be recycled or composted. The city also vowed to get more aggressive in forcing landlords to set up recycling programs in their buildings.

That's good. The goal should still be zero garbage though. I've been able to achieve it several times as have many other residents since composting began aggressively. There's no reason why we can't all do that. It'd set a good example for Toronto, which currently trucks its trash to Michigan and soon will be doing so just outside London right on a site disputed by First Nations.

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1 comment:

Bailey said...

It will be interesting to see how they enforce this in student houses around McMaster. I remember when I was living and going to school we regularly would have had more than 2 bags of garbage. Mind you, composting wasn't around then but I had a few lazy roommates who couldn't even be bothered to recycle their coke cans and I know they weren't the only ones like that.