Garbage tag sales in Nelson are up 14 per cent according to the city’s chief financial officer.
Colin McClure said the city has seen about a $7,000 increase in revenue during a six-month period ending June 30 compared to the same time in 2016.
He attributes it in part to better awareness by residents following a re-education plan by the city.
“I think we had a pattern of people being unaware of having to tag or people who thought if they tagged a bag in a garbage can, that would suffice. Things like that,” said McClure.
McClure said he thought changing the weight restrictions to each bag may have also played a part in the increase.
The max weight of a bag was lowered to 20 kilograms in January.