Bag limits are a policy that simply restricts the number of bags/containers of waste that a household can set out for each collection cycle. Municipalities typically rely on three reasons to set bag limits including:
- To reduce waste set out for each collection cycle (reduce collection cost)
- Make households more aware of landfill volumes they produce
- Encourage recycling as an alternative and extend landfill life. Read more.
The following 4 components need to be addressed prior to adopting bag limits.