Espanola residents will have another six months to get ready to changes in disposing their garbage.
Some 35 people attended the meeting to voice their discontent with the proposed bylaw.
It would have reduced bags from four to two clear bags per household per week and eliminated the use of green or black bags.
The Town wants to meet new guidelines the provincial government is putting in place in regards to waste management.
The bylaw was being considered to reduce waste to the landfill and encourage more recycling.
However, Councillor Ken Duplessis put forward a motion to defer the bylaw for at least six months to allow time for the town to educate the public about what will be expected of them.
He says it is obvious the public is very angry and need more education about how the bylaw will affect them.
Council unanimously agreed and passed the motion for the deferral.