Ottawa not doing too well when it comes to keeping trash out of landfill
On top of Uggs On Sale that, it collects plastic grocery bags and foam containers in its equivalent of the blue bin two items not allowed in this city recycling program.
Perhaps its increased diversion rate has something to do with the fact that Sudbury green bin allows for recyclable bags for its organics.
And its recyclables go into one bin, taking similar items to Ottawa blue and black boxes all thrown in together.
You have to wonder if that makes Sudbury residents more agreeable to diverting recyclables when it easier for them.
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Simplicity of use is key, says Rideau Goulbourn Coun. Scott Moffatt, vice chairman of the city environment committee.
could substantially increase participation and, therefore, diversion if we allowed the use of plastic bags. I have spoken to a number of residents who will not use the bin or give up using it after they see maggots in the summer that have said they would use it if they could throw it all in a plastic bag, Moffatt said.
have been in the London Orgaworld plant, which allows plastic bags, and they have a system that slices the bags open, keeps Uggs On Sale them in one piece and then diverts them elsewhere. Increase simplicity and you increase diversion. says that while he is noticing an increased use of the green bin, he knows there still resistance.
don think it could ever be quantified but there are a number of people who refuse to use it Uggs On Sale solely based on the contract with Orgaworld and how the program was rolled out.
other one is that many people don want to incur any new costs to use the bin.
while I don mind buying the paper bags that go in them, I not going to tell residents to do that, he said.
One of the best municipality is Waterloo, which diverts 52% of its residential garbage out of the landfill.
It also has weekly green bin collection, weekly blue box collection (which takes grocery bags) and weekly garbage collection.
In addition, it also has weekly appliance and bulky item collection weekly, as well as paper liners.
Waterloo allows for certified compostable plastic liner bags in the green bin program, a new program that started there this year.
Beacon Hill Cyrville Coun. Tim Tierney says the message of recycling hasn been as clear as it should be.
since we started going down the road of diversion, there has been enough confusion and change that people still are unclear what goes where, he said.