10 a.m., Oct. 30)
Garbage pick up changes take effect this week
end residents should double check their local garbage
collection schedule as the city switches to bi-weekly
service this week.
instance, their will be no garbage collection in most
parts of Orléans this week including Fallingbrook,
Avalon and Chapel Hill. However, black box items, the
green bin and yard waste will be picked up.
garbage will be picked up next week and every second week
thereafter. Blue bin items will also be picked up next
switch to a bi-weekly schedule will save the city about
$10 million a year. But the reason to swtiching to collecting
curbside garbage every other week was two-fold. Besides
saving tax dollars it was also designd to try and encourage
residents to make better use of their green bins.
its implementation two years ago, the green bin program
has achieved mediocre results at best. According to the
city's figures, the green bins diverted 55,000 tonnes
of organic waste in 2011. That's well short of the guarnteed
amount of 80,000 tonnes the city is obligated to pay for
under their 20-year contract with Orgaworld.
city is hoping the switch to bi-weekly garbage collection
and a weekly green bin schedule will encourage residents
to fill up their green bins and cut down on the number
of garbage bags they place out on the curb.
goal is to save money while extending the life of the
city's landfill sites.
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