August 17, 2020

Notification letters have been sent out, by mail, to homes that have been selected to participate in the Residential Food Waste Collection Pilot Project.

Approximately 4,000 homes from the following five neighbourhoods have been selected to participate:

  • Daniel McIntyre
  • Inkster Gardens
  • Linden Woods/Linden Ridge
  • Mission Gardens
  • St. George

Only those homes that received the letters can participate in the pilot project. Participation in the pilot project is completely voluntary.

In September, a welcome package will be delivered to those homes that received the letters. The package includes:

  • a 120-litre green cart
  • a seven-litre kitchen pail to collect day-to-day food waste in your home
  • a sample of compostable kitchen pail liner bags
  • participation instructions, including a list of accepted materials

Food waste collection will begin the week of October 5, 2020 and continue through September 2022. Green carts should be placed out weekly, on the same day as recycling and garbage.

We will conduct a few waste audits over the course of the pilot project to see how pilot households are using the program and identify potential issues. We will also be seeking feedback from pilot households through engagement activities.

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