The rest of Portland has been introduced to what we've had for over a year now, which is the compost/trash program. (We were in the group of households that were the pilot test group.) We used to get our yard waste picked up every other week, and our trash and recycling picked up every week. The change was that we could now compost food scraps in our yard waste bin, which would be picked up every week, and the trash would be picked up every other week.
It's not exactly an even trade, since we don't generate that much food waste; if our yard waste/compost bin fills up, it's because of grass clippings from mowing the lawn. But it hasn't been terribly onerous for us either.
But for some people, it is a problem, and they've taken to dumping, say, poopy diapers into the recycling bin. Eeeeeww. The city doesn't like that, and it sounds like it's going to encourage people to rat out their neighbors.
I can't imagine that our soon-to-be (thank goodness) ex-Mayor and city councilmembers approved of something like this back in the Bush Administration, when it was called Operation TIPS. Of course, the difference was that TIPS was about reporting suspected terrorism, rather than misplaced poopy diapers. If you're going to be encouraging people to rat out their neighborhoods, shouldn't it be for something serious?