We are optimistic that Churchill Falls residents will be active participants in joining us in diverting less of these containers from our landfills. We will observe diversion rates throughout the program and should our service become significantly under utilized, we may consider options that encourage higher rates of participation.
That is a common misconception. In fact, beverage container recycling isn’t time consuming at all. There’s no sorting and generally no rinsing as long as the container is drained of all liquid. All beverage containers can be in one bag. The only rules are no caps, no straws, and containers free of liquid and debris. It’s that simple.
The revenue collected from curbside recycling will be used to maintain and reinvest into the recycling program. Revenue and program investment details will be shared with residents at the end of each year.
While it may seem that using our automated system is a more efficient option to manual collection, it is in fact less efficient. In order to ensure each bag meets the requirements of the collection depot, visual inspections are necessary. If bags are in bins it would require staff to remove them for inspection before collecting with the automated arm. But most importantly, it presents potential safety hazards to our collection staff as the bin prevents identifying potential dangers such as broken glass or sharp objects.
As our existing staff prepares for future recycling initiatives over the next year, we want to ensure we continue supporting them in maintaining efficiencies; therefore, scheduling adjustments are necessary. Additionally, with the majority of households using automated garbage collection, we believe a once a week schedule is sufficient.
This is also new to us. Within the first six to eight months we will understand more clearly the recycling habits of our community and collection demands. If adjustments are required we will most certainly increase our collection days.
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