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

Date: 21 Aug 2015 | posted in: waste - zero waste, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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

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