Regina to Begin Pilot for Food and Yard Waste Green carts set to roll out this fall
Letters are being delivered this week to approximately 2,800 homes across Regina, letting residents know that they have been selected to take part in the City’s one-year curbside Food and Yard Waste Pilot.
“The pilot will be used to seek feedback from residents on collection schedules, education materials, and waste sorting practices prior to a city-wide implementation in 2023,” says Kim Onrait, Executive Director of Citizen Services.
Food and yard waste make up about half of the average Regina resident’s garbage cart. This new service will divert food and yard waste from the Landfill and turn it into compost, moving us closer to City Council’s target of diverting 65 per cent of residential household waste from the Landfill.
The green cart service goes beyond backyard composting, accepting all food scraps, including meat, bones, dairy and grease, yard waste and soiled paper (paper towel, cardboard and tissues). The pilot will include year-round weekly food and yard waste collection, biweekly garbage collection and biweekly recycling collection.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, participants will be offered online support leading up to the launch the week of September 21, 2020, and throughout the pilot. Together, we can make Regina a greener, cleaner and more sustainable city.
For more information, visit Regina.ca/waste.