County Considering Not Collecting Your Garbage If You Don’t Use Your Green Bin
Gerry Marshall, Mike Ross and Gord McKay? What do you have to say about this? In the CTV report above, “Simcoe County waste management staff is considering an unconventional way of getting people to use their organic bins. Waste management director Rob McCullough says staff is considering not collecting regular garbage if a green bin isn’t being used. It’s just one of six proposals aimed at increasing organic waste diversion – standardized bin size is another.
“We’re only getting about 40 per cent of the material in the green bin that should be there,” McCullough says.
County staff aim to have 71 per cent of all waste disposed correctly by 2020. Right now that figure’s at 60 per cent.
“Everyone produces materials that should go in the green bin. However, we have got a concept together that would allow people not to participate in the program.”
“The only way we can attain it, is by some pretty specific changes.”
At this point the proposal is still in its preliminary stage, but come next Tuesday it will be presented at a committee meeting where council will have a chance to debate, revise it or toss it out.”
So what about people who compost on their own rather than filling a green bin each week? It might be worth you sending in your thoughts and feeling to the Simcoe County Warden, Gerry Marshall of Penetanguishene and Midland’s Mayor Gord McKay and Deputy Mayor Mike Ross as to why the county is even considering such a heavy handed approach unilaterally.
If the county decides to shun garbage pickup from local residents they deem as malfeasants for not participating in the County’s program, then that garbage is going to end up elsewhere… like Simcoe County forests and in places it should not be. Gerry Marshall, what are you thinking?