Monthly Archives: September 2011

In this case, size does matter


‘Speaks contributor Glen Tolhurst points out that the Guelph solid waste department should only order made in Canada garbage bins thereby creating jobs. Glen says the proposal calls for the new bins to hold 80 litres of material as opposed to a typical paper yard waste bag holding 88 litres. In the fall, Glen’s collected 10 bags of shredded yard waste take 22-weeks of pick-ups because the bins are too small to accommodate both household garbage and yard waste.

The $15 million conversion to green bins and special trucks to pick them up, will take three years according to the waste managers at City Hall.

The $32 million waste management plant off Watson Road is ready to rumble.

Clearly, it’s not cheap being green.

Question: Has this been clearly thought out?

Just asking.




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