Extra garbage bag fee set to increase

NANAIMO – Homeowners will pay a dollar more to put out extra garbage bags at the curb, beginning in January.

Residents are about to pay more for taking extra garbage to the curb.

The City of Nanaimo has announced it will increase the fee for an extra garbage bag by a dollar on Jan. 1.

It’s the first time the rate has changed since 1993.

People are able to purchase garbage tags when trash spills over the one-container limit for a maximum two extra bags on collection day. The tags will now cost $3.

People can still use the old orange tags they have at home and retailers can continue to sell them at $2 until they run out.