Why aren’t blue PAYT bags going away?

When we first proposed a plan for overhauling our PAYT system, we originally planned to get rid of blue PAYT bags all together. After extensive public meetings and community outreach, we received overwhelming feedback that many residents still wanted the option of being able to use blue PAYT bags to save money. Many residents use less than $75 worth of blue bags in a year and felt they did not want to be burdened with the additional fees, especially as a small producer of trash.

The result was the inclusion of the option to continue to use blue bags but with the improvement of having a secure cart to put them in to prevent litter and problems with wildlife.

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1. How do I purchase additional trash or recycling carts?
2. What can I put into my blue city-issued recycling cart?
3. Where can I find a list of materials that are allowed in this new cart?
4. What if I have more recycling than will fit inside the new cart.
5. What if I already own overflow carts that I use for recycling?
6. Why aren’t blue PAYT bags going away?
7. How much trash can I put inside of a trash cart?
8. What can I put in a black trash cart each week?
9. What if I can’t fit all of my trash inside my black trash cart?
10. Can I pay an annual fee rather than having to purchase blue PAYT bags?
11. What happens if my cart breaks?
12. What happens if my cart is stolen?
13. If I purchase a trash tag in the middle of a year, will I still be charged full price?
14. How do I know the difference between my cart and my neighbor’s cart?