In a joint-statement sent out Friday, the councillors say the city's idea to move to biweekly collection is "flawed" and they vowed to prevent it from becoming policy. Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais, Beacon Hill-Cyrville Coun. Tim Tierney and Orleans Coun. Bob Monette say service will be reduced when taxpayers are looking for value for their money.
With less than a week to go before the first public consultation on possible changes to the city's garbage and recycling pickup schedule, three east-end councillors have already declared war on any proposal to collect regular garbage less often.
“The residents of the east end and across Ottawa were very clear last October - they want value for the taxes they send to City Hall”, said Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais. “This plan to reduce the frequency of garbage pick-up is not what voters sent us to City Hall to accomplish.”