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St. John’s to start enforcing garbage bag limit

A City of St. John’s employee demonstrates Friday how the extension arm retrieves a bin and lifts it to dump its contents into a garbage truck.
As of July 3, St. John's homes included in the first phase of the introduction of automated garbage collection will be subject to a harder limit on the number of garbage bags they can put out. - Joe Gibbons

At Tuesday night’s city council meeting, Mayor Danny Breen issued the warning: the city is about to start enforcing the bag limit for municipal garbage collection.

As of July 3, the homes included in the first phase of the introduction of automated garbage collection will be subject to a harder limit.

Curbside, residents can have four bags of garbage in a cart, but essentially the lids on new garbage containers need to be closed when put out for collection.

“The garbage has to fit into the cart,” the mayor insisted.

It’s something he said the city has been lenient with to date, but no longer.

Residents with more garbage are encouraged to hang on to excess until the next garbage day, or bring their excess garbage to the Robin Hood Waste Management Facility.

For recycling tips and more on automated garbage rules: http://curbitstjohns.ca.

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