Would your household be able to continue to recycle the maximum amount and have curbside pick-up reduced to every other week to accommodate for yard trimmings collection?
Starting July 2018, a Yard Trimming roll cart will be available to residents who participate in weekly curbside roll cart collection, to compensate for Quarterly Brush Collection. The Yard Trimming roll cart is voluntary and there will be no additional cost to the resident. The Yard Trimming roll cart is for organic yard trimmings only, which includes short branches, flowers, grass clippings, leaves, pine needles and pine cones. Yard trimmings will be collected at curbside, March through November of every year, and Christmas trees will be collected in January as usual.
This initiative will save approximately 14% of our waste from being sent to the landfill, extending landfill life, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The yard trimmings will be composted into high quality garden and landscaping materials and will be made available for free to residents to use. In order to conserve resources and maintain operational costs, Environmental Services is exploring opportunities to collect recycle and yard trimmings more efficiently and sustainably. This is where the residents need to give us information. We want to continue to encourage residents to recycle all materials possible. With this in mind, please take the survey below and provide additional suggestions or feedback.