Baie-d’Urfé residents, schools and daycare operators will soon be asked to sort kitchen scraps and garden waste as part of an overall effort to reduce the amount of garbage being trucked to landfills.
Last week, town council approved regular curb-side collection of organic materials that will start rolling out this fall.
The startup costs for the curb-side program is expected to be around $125,000, with the town supplying homeowners with brown wheeled bins. Organic waste in the brown bins will be collected on the same day as recyclable materials, like paper and plastic, in the blue bins.
While some citizens compost in their backyards and the town offers seasonal leaf and branch pickups, only about 18 per cent of the municipality’s organic waste was kept from being trucked to a landfill in 2014, said Mayor Mayor Tutino, explaining this falls below a Quebec recovery target of 60 per cent by 2025.