In ‘socialized’ Canada, we see an unexpected example of business-focused privatization. Here in North Dakota’s larger cities, municipal trash pick up is the exclusive territory of government. In Winnipeg, the model is the opposite. Trash pick-up is served by private contractors who provide services based on contracts let by the City.
It’s a worthwhile perspective as here in Minot, our City Council will be considering a policy to further exclude private haulers from opportunities within the City. That discussion is set for December’s meetings.