A solid waste authority in Canada plans to give its member communities a recommendation on if they should adopt a three-bag limit for solid waste collection, the Windsor (Ontario) Star reported.
The Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority doesn't have the authority to impose the bag limit, but plans on giving a recommendation to the communities by September, the newspaper reported. It would be up to each municipality to decide if they want to place a limit on residential customers.
The plan to adopt a three-bag limit would be aimed at reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills and increase recycling, but Windsor City Council member Ed Sleiman told the newspaper that he wasn't sure the limit is necessary, as recycling rate increases continue to occur, including a 4% jump from 2010 to 2011.
The authority also plans to roll out bigger recycling bins and accept mixed plastics this summer, according to the newspaper.