Recycling, Garbage Pickup ‘Slightly Behind Schedule’

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The City of Winnipeg says the new automated cart collection for recycling and garbage is half a day behind schedule. While some residents are experiencing delays up to four days, the city maintains that crews are working overtime. Collectors will be working into the weekend to complete this week’s collection, which also includes bi-weekly yard waste pickup.

Residents who haven’t had their items picked up are asked to leave their carts out.

If there is more than a one-day delay in collection service, residents are asked to phone 311 and report a missed pickup.

Emterra Environmental, who holds a five-year contract with the city, has been criticized in recent days for the delays. The company says it takes four to six weeks to work out any kinks in the system. Automated city-wide collection began on October 1.

— Staff

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