May 27, 2015


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Winnipeg trashes 'Garbage Day'

Garbage Day is a thing of the past, as city council has renamed it Recycling Day.

Council voted 8-6 to approve the name change, which is intended to encourage more people to use blue boxes and reduce the amount of trash in city landfills.

The name change is aimed at increasing recycling.

The name change is aimed at increasing recycling.

 

The vote followed a short debate that saw some councillors ridicule the name change as a waste of council's time.

North Kildonan Coun. Jeff Browaty, who voted in favour of the change, joked that the snow falling outside should lead Winnipeg to call today "Beach Day."


 

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