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Calgary Explores New Ways to Pay for Waste Collection

Calgary Explores New Ways to Pay for Waste Collection

Citizens producing less waste in the future could paradoxically lead to higher waste collection cost.

That’s according to a report going before city council’s committee on utilities and corporate services Wednesday.

The report is exploring new ways to fund waste pickup in the city for the 2019-2022 business cycle, and it recommends moving away from using property tax dollars and towards a self-sustaining model based on user fees.

Waste and Recycling Services (WRS) is currently getting 22 per cent of its funding from property tax dollars – or about $37 million annually. 

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