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.
Many store their bins on their front porch or front garden as they see no other alternative. We need alternatives.
At City Council meeting May 5-7, 2015, there was a motion and amendment concerning green bins, which were both approved:
Councilor Pam is in the process of arranging a meeting with representatives from the Wards Residents Associations and management from Solid Waste Management to help broker a solution for those residents that have limited space to store the larger green bins. Will advise when the meeting is announced.