An 80 per cent increase in spring time waste has the City resuming weekly organics collection.
This is part of the Curbside Collection Program that launched in April 2013. The program sees 7,900 families participating in supporting waste diversion, according to the City.
Senior Manager of Waste Services Karen Dela Rosa says that 11,000 tones of waste have been diverted from the landfill and encourages residents to use their organic carts.
“This schedule adjustment increases efficiency and addresses the large disparity in collection seen between seasons.”
Organic materials that can be recycled include, branches, cat litter, soap, tissue and cooking oil, among other things. The dates for spring pick up will remain the same as previous years, starting on April 2.