Comment 74671

By ScreamingViking (registered) | Posted February 22, 2012 at 22:43:40

Why not charge a nominal fee for the extra tags? A dollar apiece, perhaps?

Consider that there are over 200,000 residences in Hamilton (203,806 "Private dwellings occupied by usual residents" were counted in the 2011 Census). Suppose 10-20% decide they must produce more than two bags of garbage every 2 weeks. Suppose that averages to a single extra bag, or the 26 "free" per year that will be offered. At $1 per tag, keeping the number of residences rounded, that would bring in $520,000-$1,040,000 per year.

That would put a nice dent in the difference between the "compromise" and the staff recommendation, wouldn't it.

This is not unreasonable, in my opinion. Then again, some people will do anything to save a buck, so I could be wrong.

Comment edited by ScreamingViking on 2012-02-22 22:47:12

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