What are other cities doing?

  • Quebec has announced plans to ban organics disposal starting in 2022.

  • Metro Vancouver announced a ban on organics disposal in 2013 and began enforcement in 2015. Waste companies are inspected at transfer stations, and are fined if they have too much organic waste; These companies then have an incentive to better educate their customers, provide better services, or inspect their customer’s waste before picking it up.

  • The State of Massachusetts banned organics disposal in 2014. Since then, they’ve seen a 150% growth in green jobs because of this ban!