Around the Kootenays it seems that every municipality has it’s own take on how garbage should be collected. In Castlegar they accept any big every week. In Rossland you need a special "blue bag", and in other communities you need to put stickers on your bag that you pre-purchase. But I’ve never heard of this before….
A man who claims to have reduced his waste to nearly nothing out of concern for the environment now faces a lawsuit from San Carlos for canceling his garbage-collection service.
The lawsuit claims House broke the city’s municipal code requiring all residential, commercial and industrial properties to contract with Allied Waste for pickup at least once a week — a standard requirement in most cities, San Carlos Deputy City Manager Brian Moura said.
House says he stopped his service with Allied Waste about a year ago after realizing that his garbage cans were nearly always empty.
“It’s just me and my dog, so I don’t have a whole lot of garbage to begin with and I recycle everything,” he said.