In April, 2013 the Region of Halton introduced improvements to its waste collection program, including a new 11 gallon recycling box, and an expanded list of allowable materials. In three months, they have seen a positive impact thanks to residents’ efforts.
Since April Halton Region has:
As a result of these efforts, the life of Halton’s landfill will have been extended by an additional four years, resulting in a long-term savings of $15 million dollars to taxpayers. 95% of Halton residents put out 3 bags of garbage/ 3 garbage cans or less every other week; a 10% increase when compared to before April 1.
Beginning in April Halton residents had to use Garbage tags when putting out more than 3 bags/cans of trash. Complimentary tags were given out for free and can be used until September 7, 2013. Beginning September 9, residents must use $2 garbage tags available 5 to a page ($10 total). The $2 garbage tags are available through this website, and don’t expire.
The changes have been brought in as part of Halton’s solid waste management strategy, the goal of which is to divert 65% of solid waste by 2016. To learn more about this strategy visit the website.
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