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Wellington County green bin collection to begin next week

Green bin curbside collection program to divert approximately 2,000 tonnes of waste from landfill site annually
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Photo courtesy County of Wellington website

NEWS RELEASE
COUNTY OF WELLINGTON
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WELLINGTON COUNTY – Green bins have been delivered to eligible households across Wellington County, and the highly anticipated curbside collection service will begin on July 7.

The new curbside collection programme will have:

  • Standardized collection frequency for both urban and rural households.
  • Materials collected on both sides of all roads (in driveway).
  • Recyclables and organics collected weekly.
  • User pay garbage bags collected every other week.
  • Seasonal leaf and yard waste collection provided in urban areas.

“The County of Wellington is committed to environmental excellence. The new curbside collection and green bin programme demonstrate that commitment,” said Warden Kelly Linton.

The green bin program will divert an estimated 2,000 tonnes of food and organic waste from the county’s landfill site annually, which will extend the life of our landfill site. Across the Province of Ontario, there is only 14 years of landfill capacity left, and no new landfills have been developed in the past 20 years.

“These collection program changes will help us divert even more waste from landfill,” commented Solid Waste Services (SWS) Chair Gregg Davidson. “Our landfill site is a valuable asset, and every year we can extend the life of our one and only landfill site is a benefit to all of our residents.”

More information about the green bin programme is available online. The public may also contact the SWS Division at (519) 837-2601 or wasteinfo@wellington.ca.

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