'Yuck factor' still hindering Ottawa's green bin efforts - Ottawa - CBC News

By Joanne Chianello, CBC News Ottawa, October 17, 2017

Facing stagnant participation rates by residents put off by the "yuck factor" of dumping kitchen scraps in their green bins, the City of Ottawa is in talks with the company that handles household organic waste to look for ways to boost uptake in the expensive recycling program.

"We have a very productive relationship with Orgaworld and we have been talking about solutions," said Kevin Wylie, the general manager of public works. "That's something we hope to have an answer for early next year.

"Wylie made the comments following a wide-ranging discussion at Tuesday's environment committee about waste diversion.


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