Councillors of Dysart et al wants residents to remember that recycling is mandatory.

Director of Public Works Brian Nicholson says it’s time for people to start sorting their trash or they will have to pay for it.

Nicholson says starting July 1st there will be a two-dollar fee on every garbage bag that is mixed with recyclable material.

Council members will advertise the new rules through media, posters and letters.

Nicholson says the next step in reducing household waste is a bag limit next year.