WWO suggests a User Pay “nudge” to increase curbside recycling in Ottawa.

“Ottawa’s waste diversion performance continues to be mediocre and is below the provincial average and well behind leading municipalities. One way of achieving significant improvement would be to implement a partial or full user pay system for garbage. User pay systems are widely used in Ontario municipalities and are a proven factor in achieving much better rates of waste diversion than is being
achieved by the City of Ottawa.”

Read the full report from WWO… Diverting More Curbside Waste With a User Pay System June 25, 2019