The community in which I live has a track record for progressive steps in waste disposal.
Green bins are an integral part of the garbage disposal issue.
Since the colourful bins arrived on our street over a year ago, our garbage can input has reduced considerably. Each week, it stands side by side with the blue bins. Overall the system is working.
I am puzzled by some people’s reluctance to embrace a program that works so well.
Waste disposal can become a part of green living. Placing food scraps & other appropriate items into a counter-top container is one option. Also, you can Green the Newspaper! After reading your daily newspaper fold it into a compostable container for your indoor pail of material for the outdoor green bin. Eventually, this material that is picked up by the Waste Management trucks will become compost.
How great is that!
October 20 is National Day on Writing. Need a topic to discuss? You can write some thoughts about green bins!
- Green composting carts may hit Calgary streets in 2012 (calgaryherald.com)
- Green carts for compost eyed by city (cbc.ca)
- City prepares to take first step toward adopting green cart program (calgaryherald.com)
- Apartment/condo dwellers must now foodcycle (myballard.com)