Edmonton City Council has plans to provide direct recycling collection to residents of Edmonton’s apartments, condos and townhouses as soon as December. Residents of multi-family buildings will have the same opportunity to recycle as single-family homes.
The program, which was launched in April 2002, is being implemented over 18 months and will gradually bring all 115,000 multi-family residents on board. The goal is to service half of all sites by December and the remainder by October 2003.
About 85 per cent of complexes will be equipped with blue front-end bins while the remainder will use blue bags, as do single family homes. When the program is fully implemented, the city plans to divert an additional 8,000 additional tonnes of recyclables each year.
For more information, contact the Recycling Council of Alberta at 403-843-6563