Green bin use up 124% this year

The Woolwich Observer - - NEWS -

Hav­ing their garbage col­lec­tion ser­vice cut in half, Water­loo Re­gion res­i­dents have in­creased their use of di­ver­sion pro­grams that con­tinue to op­er­ate weekly.

Since the re­gion switched in March to col­lect­ing garbage ev­ery other week, it’s seen a 124 per cent in­crease in green bin us­age, while blue box re­cy­cling ton­nage col­lected curb­side has in­creased 13 per cent and yard waste ton­nage has in­creased 11 per cent, ac­cord­ing to fig­ures re­leased this week.

As well, the garbage ton­nage col­lected curb­side has de­creased 22 per cent in the last six months.

By July, the fifth month of the changes, more tonnes of green bin ma­te­rial had been col­lected than all of the pre­vi­ous year. With the in­creased vol­ume of blue box ma­te­ri­als, a sec­ond shift was added to the sort­ing line at the Erb Street dump, the re­gion re­ports.

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