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After months of deliberation finally the controversial clear garbage bag program has come to an end. On March 10th, 2015 Aurora Town Council voted against the clear garbage bag program. I am glad that the majority of Aurora Town Council listened to residents who were against it, including myself. In my opinion the program failed because …

Let’s talk about the financial implications of the $45,000 clear garbage bags program on the Town of Aurora taxpayers’ money. According to the Town $45,000 is an insignificant investment of taxpayers’ money into this ‘innovative’ environmental initiative. Of course costs are insignificant because the number is not seven figures. The cost may be insignificant for …

Michael Suddard commented on our post ‘What is the Clear Garbage Bag Program – My Understanding‘.  With his permission his comment from last week was converted to the blog post, see below.  Michael was a long-time resident of Town of Aurora before moving to Ottawa.  We can always count on him to provide a great perspective on issues …

According to the Town of Aurora the clear garbage bag program is a household waste diversion program. It will require Aurora residents to switch from opaque (usually black/green) garbage bags to clear (translucent) garbage bags. The purpose of the program is to divert items away from the garbage which belong in the recycling blue box, …

I have done so much thinking, reading, researching and contemplating about Aurora’s soon to be implemented clear garbage bag program, that I came to one very simple conclusion: the Town of Aurora does not need to spend $45,000 on a clear garbage bag program. Actually, the Town of Aurora needs to invest their time into …

Actions speak volumes but some actions may send the wrong message. Last week I read an interesting development in the local news about an Aurora resident who reported that he mailed his trash to Green for Life Environmental Corporation (GFL) after they failed to pick it up curbside. The resident not only mailed the trash …