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Grey Highlands seeks public input on garbage collection

Grey Highlands has scheduled two public information sessions about the recommendation to switch to the bin/cart system for garbage and recycling collection
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An example of one of the bins residents in Grey Highlands will receive if council formally approves a new garbage/recycling collection system.

Residents of the Municipality of Grey HIghlands are going to get their chance to comment on the proposal to switch to a new bin/cart system for garbage and recycling collection.

Grey Highlands has scheduled two public information sessions about the recommendation to switch to the bin/cart system for garbage and recycling collection.

Recently, Grey Highlands staff recommended to council that the municipal waste collection contract be awarded to Waste Management of Canada Corporation. The switch would mean residents would no longer use garbage bags or blue boxes for waste and recycling collection. Instead, each home in Grey Highlands would receive two large carts/bins - one for waste and one for recycling. On collection day, the carts/bins would be put out and material inside would be gathered by a specialized vehicle equipped with an automated control arm. The new system would start on January 1, 2022.

Council endorsed the plan at a committee of the whole meeting on July 27, but backed off at council’s regular meeting on Aug. 3 in order to seek public input.

The meetings will be held on Wednesday, August 17 at 5 p.m. at the Osprey Community Centre in Feversham and Thursday, August 18 at 5 p.m. at the Centre Grey Community Complex in Markdale. Residents unable to attend will be able to watch the sessions live at the Grey Highlands website.

Questions and comments can be submitted to the municipality prior to the meeting to: recycle@greyhighlands.ca.


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