City could have tonnes of work to do to keep organics out of the dump

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, August 26, 2018

The city will still have tonnes of work to do to keep kitchen slop out of the dump if the province follows through with a proposal to begin phasing out organic waste from landfills.

According to a projection done for the city, 49 per cent of all household organic waste and 34 per cent of dog waste would be captured in curbside collection and sent to the Orgaworld plant in 2022 under a green bin program that includes plastic bags.

It suggests that if the province starts phasing out organics from landfills in 2022, the next city council will need to seriously consider stronger ways to get more residents to use their green bins.

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