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Calgary Explores New Ways to Pay for Waste Collection

Article-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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