Well, the dumpsters of private businesses and the lawns of frugal Londoners will soon be filling up with more garbage. Although it takes council many meetings and visits to the cafeteria to make up their minds on any issue, they have voted in favour of a four bag limit on garbage. There will be many more plates of "chicken cordon bleu, vegetables in a phyllo pastry, fish served on a red pepper sauce with coconut shrimp, roasted potatoes, steamed vegetable, bread, salad and a wide assortment of drinks and deserts" in council's future however, as they try to work out the details of such a scheme.
City council last night approved a staff recommendation to establish a limit on the number of bags that will be picked up free.Of course the price of trash removal should depend on the amount of trash a person is disposing of, which is precisely why the city should get out of the business of goods and services. City run business necessarily results in some people paying more for less.
I must admit I was rather surprised to read that poverty champion Susan Eagle was upset with the bag limit:
Coun. Susan Eagle lost a bid to reduce the bag limit to three. "This might only increase their expectations to put out more garbage," Eagle said.How will the poor be able to afford those garbage tags? But I imagine Eagle has thought of that and will suggest poor people be given a garbage subsidy. In addition, the housing projects will have large dumpsters and so residents will be exempt from the bag limit.