2. Share the New Green Bin with a Neighbour
- Talk with your neighbours and see if you can share a bin.
Solid Waste Management (SWM) will be delivering the NEW, Larger Green Bins to our neighbourbood in mid-September. Members of our association have met with staff from Solid Waste Management in July.
Mr. Rob Orpin from SWM provided us 3 alternative solutions to the NEW Larger Green Bin:
Call 311 if you want to arrange for an alternative solution.
A new green bin will be delivered to you during a regular pickup day in mid-September. Call 311 if you want to arrange an alternative option. SWM may want to meet at your home to determine which option might work best.
Your present green bin will be taken away unless you arrange otherwise. Residents might also consider using bags and tags for their garbage and the bag option for recycling, getting rid of their bins altogether.
Thanks to everyone that took the time to answer our survey questions. It is clear that many people are dedicated to reducing the amount of garbage going to landfill and want to do the right thing regarding sorting out green waste and recycling. Many residents go to great lengths to store their bins out of sight or use the smallest bin available. Neighbours have built custom storage units for their present sized bins and some will find the larger green bin does not fit. Other neighbours store their present bin out of sight and bring it through the house on the morning of pick up.Others actually haul their bins via the laneway from the back of their property to the curb fronting their house.