The city of Regina is in favour of a curbside waste collection service.
A recommendation is scheduled to be presented to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on Thursday, September 6th.
Lisa Legault, the city’s Director of Solid Waste, said an organic waste service will meet current and future waste disposal needs, while protecting the quality of life for future generations.
“That is why a $3.5 million investment is proposed in 2019 to develop a plan for a curbside organic waste collection and processing service.”
Pending the approval of city council, the money will fund a pilot project in 2020, a final implementation plan to be presented in council the spring of 2021 and city-wide implementation in 2022 for households currently receiving curbside waste service.
Since 2015, the city’s residential waste diversion rate has remained level at 20%. Legault’s hopeful this will change.
“A curbside organic service moves Regina closer to city council’s target of diverting 65% of household waste from the landfill.”
Legault said also with this, they aim to educate residents on the importance of reducing, re-using, recycling and now, composting.