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York Region's organic waste travels hundreds of kilometres to Ottawa, London

Every week residents of York Region diligently bring their organic green bin to the curb; the contents are dumped into trucks and then hauled hundreds of kilometres away to be processed. 944 more words


Garbage: a better way to meet our goal

Many people in Rideau-Goulbourn are concerned about the Orgaworld (green bin) contract, and about changes that have been made to Ottawa’s waste management services.

As a citizen of the City of Ottawa, and a resident of Rideau-Goulbourn, I would support a three-phase approach to waste management as follows: 330 more words


Letter: Garbage, green bin ideas stink

Re: Property owners slate’ pledges an end to green bins, return of weekly garbage collection, Oct. 7.

I am dumbfounded after reading that some candidates for city council support the idea that we should return to weekly garbage pickup, and that there is a slate of 15 candidates whose top two issues are a return to weekly pickup and scrapping the green bin. 75 more words


Ottawa Votes: Some truths on trash: What you need to know before Oct. 27

The tweet took most people by surprise.

Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson announced via social media that she would “seek weekly garbage pickup during summer months, and help residents adjust to the use of the green bin if elected.” 1,797 more words

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Christian Abizaid: Taking out the Trash

Christian and his family move on to examining trash collection and habits.

September 29, 2014

After water conservation, we decided to focus on solid waste. I thought it would make sense again to begin by trying to get a sense of how much and what type of solid waste (garbage, compost, recycling) we produce on a regular basis. 347 more words


A Garbage Issue

If there is one issue cropping up in this municipal campaign that I have very little use for it is the call for the return of weekly garbage pick up. 728 more words