Ottawa, Canada is trying to transition to bi-monthly curbside trash collection, despite protests from parents of diaper-age children.
Ottawa, Canada is trying to transition to bi-monthly curbside trash collection, despite polls showing residents disapprove of the move by more than two to one. A certain segment of the population is making an especially big stink: parents of diaper-age children. Because if it’s one thing you don’t want sitting around for two weeks, it’s a heaping bag of soiled diapers.
Most other putrescible material is eligible for the city’s green compostable bins, which would be collected on a weekly basis. But diapers are a special case – so much so that they helped sink a similar effort to move to bi-weekly collection two years ago. This time around, Ottawa is looking at ways to provide special pickups for diaper-producing households.
That or city workers could just come change the kids themselves.
Source: CBC News