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Ready for biweekly garbage pickup, Hamilton? We asked — you answered

A lot of people in Hamilton had a thought or two about the idea that garbage pickup should be reduced to bi-weekly. We collected some of the posts to CBC Hamilton social media pages.
(Chris Wattie/Reuters)

A lot of people in Hamilton had a thought  or two about the idea that garbage pickup should be reduced to bi-weekly. We collected some of the posts to CBC Hamilton social media pages.

CBC Hamilton's Samantha Craggs reported this week that the city is tendering for a collector of Hamilton garbage from 2021 to 2028 and John-Paul Danko, Ward 8 (west Mountain) councillor, says that should include costing for a biweekly option too. Danko plans to introduce that idea on Nov. 18.

He says it would be cheaper and greener. Here's some of what you had to say.

(Rick Hughes)
In 2016, a staff report said bi-weekly garbage pickup would save about $1 million. In 2017, the city surveyed residents about it, and 54 per cent said biweekly collection would have "some" or a "big" impact on them. (Rick Hughes/CBC)
(Peel region)

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