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Calgary Residents to Pay Monthly Fee for Mandatory Composting

Calgary Residents to Pay Monthly Fee for Mandatory Composting

Residents in Calgary, Canada, will soon be paying $6.50 a month for mandatory composting. The composting will be handled via curbside green carts and small compost buckets, which will be delivered to Calgary homes by the end of 2017.

Those who have black and blue bins will receive the new compost carts, while larger residential buildings will be excluded from participating in the new composting plan.

Due to these new efforts, garbage pickup will be reduced to every other week.

CBC News has the details:

Curbside composting is coming to your neighbourhood, along with a mandatory fee of $6.50 per month.

City council approved the fees for the new green carts, which will be delivered to Calgary homes by the end of 2017, on Monday. The carts will include a small compost bucket that fits under a kitchen sink.

Coun. Brian Pincott is thrilled the city is finally ready to take this next step in reducing the amount of material going to its landfills after a successful pilot project.

"It's important to frame this in the context of, not a fee but in cost avoidance," he said.

"The liability, the environmental liability that we have in our landfills and specifically and particularly around organics is one of our... it's a huge environmental liability that we have."

Read the full story here.

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