The city is about to recycle a familiar debate.
Director of Operations Betty Matthews-Malone says residents will be asked for their opinion on switching to bi-weekly garbage collection as part of a public engagement strategy around the future of waste management.
She adds that the strategy will involve open houses, a phone survey and online submissions.
The discussions, which will also gather feedback from residents on the existing service, are happening ahead of the expiry of waste collection contracts in 2020.
Ancaster Councillor Lloyd Ferguson warns that the public “hates it when we tinker with waste collection”.
Ferguson adds that he expects to hear that “they don’t like the one-bag limit, don’t want bi-weekly pickup, they love bulk pickup once a week and they love leaf and yard waste collection once a week”.
The survey results and future alternatives will be presented to city council early next year.