Adding a tax I worry will discourage people from recycling. Already pay for pick-up, could hide it in a fee increase, but would still get an angry bunch. Wonder if this would be a good use of the carbon tax? Especially with cannabis coming online soon, it'll free up some tax money elsewhere...It’s first I’ve heard of this not great news. However, this is only a money issue as all of those recyclables can be processed here in Canada it’s just more expensive.
If nothing is figured out soon maybe the government can look at adding a recycling tax to go towards some new processing plants?