Q11 - Will you support the introduction of a user pay system for curbside residual waste collection, where residents pay for the bags or containers that they put out for collection, according to the actual level of service that they use?

Catherine Kitts

No. While I am in favour of this system in theory, I have concerns about whether this will lead to an increase in illegal dumping in rural areas and City parks. Before this is implemented, we would need a robust strategy to address this issue. I am also concerned about how this will impact those that are the most economically vulnerable or our business communities. Before committing to this, I would be interested in seeing the data on this type of initiative to see the impacts both from an environmental and compliance perspective, but also does it disadvantage those that are not able to pay for the additional bags (but that that are more affluent can pay), and what are the impacts on illegal dumping. I would favour incentive-based initiatives, but agree that we must act swiftly to divert more waste.  

Yvette Ashiri


Shamsa Sheikh Ahmed

Did not participate.

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