Port Moody leads the region in waste reduction

July 29, 2011

Port Moody BC as accomplished a 75% reduction in waste going to the landfill. A three-part waste collection system is largely responsible for the reduction. In Port Moody residents have one container for garbage, one for kitchen waste and yard trimmings, and one for recyclables. The system also requires a charge for larger garbage bins, and the inconvenience of a bi-weekly pick up. Impressed by Port Moody’s success, Vancouver is introducing a pilot waste collection program that follows the same system.  Read more in the Globe and Mail.