Bag limits to kick in Monday

Garbage bag limits are about to kick in for residents of Deep River and Laurentian Hills. 

As of Monday, May 1, residents of the two municipalities will be limited to two “bags” of garbage per pickup.

Any containers over the limit will require a tag from the municipal offices for collection.

According to a notice from the town of Deep River, the “purpose of this bag limit is to encourage all residents to recycle.”

“Increased diversion of waste will increase the life of local landfills and reduce waste management costs for residents.”

Two bags are defined as two individual garbage bags or two “waste containers” that hold a maximum combined volume of 154 litres of household waste.

Bag tags for aditional bags will be available at both town halls for $2 each.

The move to the bag limits was recommended by Deep River’s planning and public works committee in December.

“It’s not a penalty. It’s an investment in our future,” said Councillor Bob McLaren, chairman of the committee.

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