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W. Kelowna Dumps Trash Program, Again

RFID

February 18, 2011

Citing privacy concerns, the West Kelowna council voted once again to opt out of the region's RFID trash management system, reports Kelowna Capital News. The system aims to identify and penalize people who dispose of contaminants along with their yard waste materials by linking trash bins to addresses. Council members said they want more controls and regular monitoring of the security of the data collected, noting that "the district is being asked to pay a fee for a program that infringes on the rights" of its citizens. And West Kelowna Mayor Doug Finlander said of the program that he continues to "have concerns over whether this is effective."
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