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Toronto homes with extra-large garbage bins may soon have to downsize: report

Last Updated Dec 8, 2015 at 6:15 am EDT

File photo of a garbage bin.

Toronto homeowners who use extra-large garbage bins may soon have to downsize, according to a published report.

Mayor John Tory told the Toronto Sun the bins could be phased out in the next few years, but not immediately. Residents and the city would both need time to adjust, he said.

The matter will be debated starting on Wednesday at city council’s regular monthly meeting. Councillors are considering a rate hike for all bins as part of the Solid Waste Management budget.

The executive committee is recommending a three per cent increase. With the increase, an extra-large bin costs $468.08 for a single-family home.