Strong Satisfaction with Food and Yard Waste Program Mid-way pilot results
The City launched a one-year Food and Yard Waste Pilot in September 2020 to approximately 2,800 homes across Regina. Six months and about 300 tonnes of material later, the pilot has achieved remarkable results and is providing excellent insights.
In a recent mid-way pilot survey, we learned:
- 81 per cent indicated strong satisfaction with pilot
- 80 per cent indicated they used their green cart for both yard and food waste
- 35 per cent agree that there are challenges to be addressed
The pilot continues to September 2021 and City staff are learning what’s working well and what areas of improvement can be considered to the program prior to city-wide rollout. Participants have been doing a great job and are helping to lead the way in making our city cleaner and greener.
Pilot by the numbers:
- 300 tonnes of food and yard waste collected
- 29 per cent reduction in garbage cart material
- 2 per cent of green cart material is unacceptable, including plastic bags and foil
The City will continue to monitor the pilot and work with participants over the next several months to determine the best options for the city-wide Food and Yard Waste Service in 2023.
Learn more at Regina.ca/waste.