October Focus: Garbage Collection and Garbage/Recycling/Compost Bins

This month’s Focus article is on Garbage/Recycling Collection and Compost. In the survey we conducted in late 2013, we heard from you that generally you are satisfied with how Garbage collection is managed in our community (61% of residents gave either an 8, 9 or 10 in their satisfaction with Garbage Collection with 6% giving a 1, 2 or 3) but there were some complaints especially around Green Bin use (either not using them correctly, or wildlife getting in to them).

Firstly, some good news is that the city put out a request for proposal last year in hopes of finding an improved design for green bins and some of the ideas submitted have been intriguing.

Secondly, the Cabbagetown Residents Association has been contacted in the past few weeks by the city’s Solid Waste Management Services team and they asked that we be a key stakeholder in order to assist them with their development of a new Waste Strategy. We will share your views with them during this process, but if you’d like to do so directly – they have an online survey open currently at:
http://toronto.ca/wastestrategy.

Inevitably, the Cabbagetown-specific issues of narrow laneways with large bins, and how large, unsightly plastic bins fit in to a heritage designated area will come up and we will do our best to communicate with you when there is room for input.

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