Enhanced pickup provides new option for extra garbage

North Bay, ON – Nov. 5th, 2019 – The City of North Bay is providing residents with more options when it comes to disposing of household garbage.

Starting Nov. 11th, enhanced curbside garbage pickup will provide each household the opportunity to dispose of three additional bags each week.

A new tag-a-bag program will allow for up to three bags/receptacles over the existing three-bag limit to be placed at the curb. Tags will be sold at City Hall for $1 each. The additional bags/receptacles must be tagged in order to be picked up.

Travel distance to City’s landfill site, coupled with limited options for disposing of excess household waste, is not only inconvenient but can contribute to illegal dumping.

“While we continue to promote and encourage conservation and recycling, this program will provide people needing to get rid of more than three bags of garbage with another option,” said Coun. Chris Mayne, Chairman of Council’s Infrastructure and Operations Committee.

The tag-a-bag program was approved by Council as a service level enhancement during 2019 operating budget deliberations. An amended agreement authorized by Council Tuesday to the current Miller Waste Systems Recycling and Waste Collection Contract will allow the initiative to be rolled out. More information about the program will be posted to https://www.cityofnorthbay.ca/ in the coming days.

Contacts

Gord Young
 Communications Officer
 705 474-0626 ext. 2505