Action Plan Programs and Initiatives

The City will explore various actions to be phased in between 2019 and 2022 for increasing residential waste diversion including:

  • Increasing the amount captured in the Blue Box program
  • New recycling programs: such as textiles, metal and bulky items (carpets, furniture, mattresses, bulky plastics)
  • Curbside organics program (Green Bin) and bi-weekly garbage collection
  • Multi-residential organics program (mixed waste pilot program)
  • Other organic initiatives such as food waste reduction, home composting, community composting
  • Waste Reduction & Reuse Programs such as waste reduction education and policies, lending libraries, reuse events, etc.
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