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Simcoe County, Ont., Council Postpones Mandatory Green-Bin Usage Proposal

Simcoe County, Ont., Council Postpones Mandatory Green-Bin Usage Proposal

With this proposal, all businesses and residents would be required to use a green bin for organic waste in order to be eligible for weekly curbside collection.

The Simcoe County, Ont., Council has postponed a proposal to make the use of green bins for organic waste mandatory. With this proposal, all businesses and residents would be required to use a green bin for organic waste in order to be eligible for weekly curbside collection.

Currently, only 40 percent of organics are being collected in green bins, and the proposal is part of the county’s waste-diversion strategy to reduce the amount of garbage that goes to landfill.

Simcoe.com has more:

Simcoe County council has deferred a contentious proposal to make use of green bins mandatory.

Council was due to discuss the issue Sept. 27, but will hold a special council meeting on waste management in the near future.

Although the date for that meeting has not been set, Warden Gerry Marshall said he would like to see it occur “sooner rather than later.”

Read the full story here.

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