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September 19, 2019
Officials in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, are contemplating whether to implement a green bin organics collection program.
As Stratford’s curbside collection contracts for waste and recycling are set to expire on October 31, city staff have collected requests for proposals from businesses vying for a seven-year curbside collection contract with the city.
The city is also accepting bids for the collection and transport of organic waste. However, as The Stratford Beacon Herald points out, a weekly organics collection program would add costs, as the organic waste would be trucked out of town to a processing facility.
The Stratford Beacon Herald has more:
The often-discussed notion of establishing a green bin organic-waste-collection program in Stratford could soon be more than just a load of garbage.
At Monday’s council meeting, Stratford politicians decided to delay a vote on selecting tenders for garbage and recycling pickup contracts to allow city staff time to bring back additional information on the possibility of implementing a green bin organics program.
“I would strongly advocate for starting a green bin program sooner than later,” said Coun. Jo-Dee Burbach. “It will cost a little more on the front end because we have to buy green bins and get the service going, but I think it’s pretty important. I find a lot of people ask me for it, and it’s a priority for a lot of people. And environmentally speaking, it’s the right thing to do.”
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