Recycling and composting options are now available in downtown Victoria, B.C., as the city begins to test its new bins until October in several high-traffic areas.
The waste bins feature separate areas for recyclables, food waste and garbage.
Currently, only single-purpose waste bins are in place on city streets.
Sixteen bins are being introduced in high-traffic areas throughout the downtown on a trial basis. Throughout the season, the volume, type of materials collected and the effectiveness of the instructions in avoiding cross-contamination of materials, will be measured.
Recommendations will then be made on whether to expand the program in 2016.
The bins are being placed in the following in strategic, high-traffic areas:
- Nine along Government Street between Fort Street and Wharf Street
- Four at the intersection of Blanshard Street and Fort Street
- Two near the entrance to Chinatown; and
- One along the Dallas Waterfront Road Trail near Cook Street