Vancouver’s trash is about to get a little greener.
City council has just approved a new composting policy that changes the way the city’s condo dwellers throw out their trash, as reported by the Vancouver Sun. Starting in January 2015, all compostable materials from privately-serviced residential buildings – not to mention restaurants, hotels and other commercial operations – have to be separated for trash collection.
Currently, food scraps recycling programs are already in place for single-family homes and city-serviced buildings. Special green bins are the final resting place for everything from egg shells and banana peels to cooked foods, coffee filters and lawn clippings. After pick-up, the scraps are taken to central facilities and composted into soil for use across the region.
The overall goal is to reduce the amount of organic waste that ends up in landfills. Continue reading:
Compost City: Vancouver to Ban All Food From Trash