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Committee wants report on free replacement for garbage, recycling carts

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Two city councillors are arguing it would cost less than 50-cents for every residence to insure their garbage and recycling carts can be replaced for free if vandalized or stolen.

And the civic committee which oversees the city’s waste system agrees for now.

The civic infrastructure renewal and public works committee decided to ask for a report from the administration for a motion by Councillors Ross Eadie and Harvey Smith to have the city replace carts vandalized or stolen at no charge to residents.

Earlier, Eadie and Smith say it shouldn’t cost anyone a dime because the estimated $85,000 annual replacement costs can be taken from the $50 per household the city already collects each year for the garbage and recycling service. They say it would be 45-cents per household.

"For many people in my ward it is a hardship (to pay $90 to replace and bring it to people)," Smith said.

"We are already paying for it," Eadie said. "It should be simple to build this in."

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Updated on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 11:26 AM CDT: Clarifies the committee agrees, but sent it back to city administration for a report.

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