North Grenville – Municipal Council is hosting a Discussion Forum on what the future of waste management in North Grenville should look like.
The Discussion Forum will be held on February 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Maplewood Hall, 92 Maplewood Ave., Oxford Mills.
“The timing of this Discussion Forum aligns with North Grenville’s next five year waste management contract. As such, residents and business leaders are encouraged to weigh in regarding their needs and perspectives,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.
The Municipality is examining many options including, leaf and yard waste pick-up, bulky item pick-up, and bi-weekly garbage and organic pick-up.
“We encourage residents from North Grenville to share their thoughts about where they would like to see changes and improvements in local waste management. We would also love to hear their ideas on ways we can reduce waste and save money,” emphasized Councillor Kristin Strackerjan.
The way that waste is collected will fundamentally change in the coming years under the Ontario Government’s Waste Free Ontario Act. The Act aims to achieve a target of 30% diversion by 2020 and 50% by 2030. In 2017, North Grenville diverted 26% of its waste from landfill.
The Act makes producers responsible for their products and how materials are managed at their end of life. Another significant change in the Act is to ban organic material (i.e. food waste) from being directed to landfills.