City still working out solutions to boost green bin participation

By Jennifer McIntosh, Ottawa Community News, October 19, 2017

There’s definitely room for improvement when it comes to use of the city’s green bin program, said environment and climate committee chair Coun. David Chernushenko, but he doesn’t want to simply throw money at the problem.

This past year, the city spent $350,000 on promotion of the program, but the participation numbers seem stuck, according to a presentation made to the committee on Oct. 17.

“What we’ve been doing the last few years isn’t getting us any further,” Chernushenko said, adding changes are coming to the Waste Free Ontario Act, which governs garbage collection. The city’s also working out additional issues with the contentious Orgaworld contract through an arbitrator.

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