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Chestermere Residents Decry Mandatory Use of Clear Garbage Bags to Check for Recyclables

Chestermere residents are making a stink about a new rule that would make it mandatory for curbside trash to be stored in clear plastic bags.

The small city’s plan to roll out curbside recycling and compost pickup this spring will require residents to put out their trash in transparent bags, instead of the standard black or green garbage bags. Trash collectors would then be able to see whether paper products or other recyclables are being sent to the landfill, explained Ray MacIntosh, the chief operating officer of Chestermere Utilities Incorporated.

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