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Winnipeg Defends Delay in Rolling Out Organic Waste Pickup Plan

The City of Winnipeg says it's taking more time to sort out its organic waste collection plan, which was supposed to be running by next year, but some residents want the city to start picking up organics now.

The city's pilot project to pick up kitchen scraps and other organic waste for composting was supposed to launch across the city by 2016, but officials now won't say when it will happen.

Randy Park, the city's acting manager of solid waste services, says the program's goal is to divert organics from landfills, but staff want to talk to residents first.

"To have a successful program, we need public acceptance. We have to address all the residents' concerns. If we have to extend public consultation, we think it's a necessary step," he told CBC News on Wednesday.

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