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Proposed Organic Waste Plan for Winnipeg, Canada, Gets Thrown Out

The city council of Winnipeg, Canada, has thrown out a proposed organic waste plan and is discussing new ideas.

The city council members recently held several meetings about a proposed curbside kitchen waste collection strategy, and an amendment from Coun. Russ Watt attempted to ensure that the city doesn’t gain funding sourcing for the program from a user fee or flat tax.

No decision has been made on what plan the city council members will move forward with for its next proposal.

Metro has the details:

Rather than putting the recycling cart before the horse, city council has sent administration back to the drawing board to come up with new ideas for organic recycling.

Mayor Brian Bowman said he looks forward to seeing a new plan, after councillors spent several meetings and many hours debating a proposed curbside kitchen waste collection strategy.

“It may have been a bumpy road… but we are having a very important discussion and debate about how to move forward,” Bowman said.

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