Effective Tuesday, May 19th the City of Owen Sound will be reinstating the mandatory garbage bag tag policy.
Mayor Ian Boddy explains the City was losing a fair amount money without them,"With a $30,000 loss per month by not selling those bag tags, we really needed to put them back into place."
A recent report says the City could see a roughly $1 million shortfall in the budget because of COVID-19.
The four bag maximum per residence per collection will also be reinstated.
Garbage bags left curbside without bag tags and garbage bags in excess of four bags per residence, will not be picked up.
Mayor Ian Boddy says a variety of options to obtain bag tags are available for residents to reduce social contact, ""We were first concerned that people would have to go out, specifically to buy bag tags."
A City media release suggests the option of getting your tags through home delivery by telephone or online with grocery orders, curb (store) side pickup or buying them in-store where physical distancing is possible.
Bag tags can be purchased in groups of 5 for $12.50.