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Ward 11 News: Multi-Family Recycling Strategy Update

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Blue cart with lid open and full of recyclable items.
On January 29, the Standing Policy Committee on Utilities and Corporate Services recommended that Council approve a strategy for implementing a multi-family residential recycling program.

Here are a few quick facts about the strategy:

• A bylaw amendment will be presented to Council for approval in September 2014, requiring multi-family housing to have on-site recycling services by 2016.
• There is no “one size fits all” approach that will work for all multi-family complexes. Collection will be provided by the private sector so that multi-family complexes can tailor recycling services to their needs.
• The City will create awareness of the bylaw change through promotional and educational campaigns.
• The City will not be setting or collecting any fees, it is up to building managers, owners and/or condo boards to negotiate costs with the private recycling provider of their choice.
• Community recycling depots will remain, but their usage will be monitored once multi-family recycling is established. Adjustments to the community depots will be made as necessary.



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