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City Asking for Input on Garbage, Recycling Collection

October 29, 2010 7:10 AM | News

In an effort to gauge public opinion on the future of garbage and recycling in Winnipeg, the city is holding a “Speak Up on Garbage Expo.”

Participants will be able to view presentations and hear comments from a panel of experts in waste management, share their ideas on improvements the city can make to the garbage and recycling process and take part in roundtable discussions. Topics will also include curbside organics collection.

“Winnipeggers are currently diverting 17% of all residential waste from the landfill, which is among the lowest for cities in Canada,” said Darryl Drohomerski, the city’s Solid Waste Services manager. “A key goal of our master plan is to provide options for residents that will increase the diversion to at least 50% by improving garbage, recycling and composting services.”

Drohomerski says the Garbage Expo will kick off a six-month public involvement campaign to seek feedback from the community.

Registration for the expo can be completed by visiting SpeakUpWinnipeg.com.