It looks like the City of St. John’s is going to tighten up on the garbage regulations as it takes a step in the direction of mandatory recycling.
Some other cities do it already, but in St. John’s recycling is still optional. However, at some point next year, the capital will likely limit the number of bags that people can place to the curb on garbage day to four bags: two clear and two solid.
Councillor Ian Froude, chair of the public works committee, says it will take about six to 12 months to actually implement the changes.
He says the two solid bags will be to put private items in, while the transparent bags will be for recycling. The clear bags will help municipal officers enforce the rules.