According to City staff, since the implementation of Bulk Trash Ordinance 20-O-02 in 2020, the Department of Public Works has observed a measurable decrease in collections of bulk trash tonnage.
In 2019 (pre-ordinance), the City collected 756.3 tons, while in 2021, the City collected only 534.58 tons – a reduction of 221.72 tons!
As part of the City‘s 2021-2025 Strategic Plan, one of the objectives is to reduce the amount of trash that is sent to landfills.
According to staff, we still need to do more work in increasing recycling, as the recycling rate hasn’t however increased over the recent years. Staff encourages City residents to recycle more. Helpful tips on how to recycle more can be found here.