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Orillia, Ontario, goes to every-other-week garbage pickup

| Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Aug 21, 2015 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

Mary Lou Van Deventer, Urban Ore, Berkeley, CA reports:  The city of Orillia, Ontario, is making financially sensible Zero Waste resource system choices, and it focuses its PR on telling citizens what they need to know, not what they want to hear. The tone is excitement, shared responsibility, and getting in the habit of responsible behavior.  Orillia has about 35,500 people and is north of Toronto.

Starting Sept. 21, the City of Orillia is moving to every-other-week garbage collection. This means garbage will be collected every two weeks, while recycling, green-bin and yard waste will continue to be collected weekly.

Read the full story here from the Orilla Packet, August 19, 2015

About Neil Seldman

Neil Seldman, Ph.D., co-founded the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and serves as Senior Staff of the Waste to Wealth Initiative. He specializes in helping cities and counties recover increasing amounts of materials from the waste stream and add value to the local economy  through new processing and manufacturing facilities.  Neil also serves on ILSR’s Board of Directors.

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