Green Light to Green Bin Program
Council Gives Green Light to Green Bin Program
It still has one hurdle to clear but City Council has given the thumbs up to the green bin program.
Council voted 16 to 3 last night to introduce a pilot project to collect kitchen scraps in green bins in 750 homes later this year.
The vote was a surprise to many as a city committee had voted just last week to put the pilot off for a year due to the cost, but some councillors say they did a bit more research and discovered the plan is worth trying.
Roger Caranci was going to vote against the plan, but wound up supporting it last night. He says despite last night's vote, the program is not a done deal.
"First of all it has to clear the budget hurdle because there is a $100,000 investment that the city has to put in. It's a growth issue going forward, a service growth issue going forward during budget so city council has to decide whether they want to put the money into it." Caranci said.
Bud Polhill, Tom Gosnell and Paul Van Meerbergen all voted against the program. It's not clear at this point which area of the city will be used for the pilot project.
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