Fort Saskatchewan has its new trash collection process 'in the bag'.
 
The city will start its new waste collection program on June 4.
 
“All three streams, organics, waste and recycling at the curb, each gets collected by a different truck," said the city’s waste program supervisor Sadie Miller.
 
Concern has been raised by some residents on if the compost goes to the same area as the other garbage. The quick answer is no.
 
"Anything in the green organics cart will be collected by the truck and is brought to a facility on the west of Edmonton called Clean it Green It, a privately owned facility and they compost everything on site there,” said Miller.
 
Blue bag materials are taken to a process facility in Winterburn, which is owned by GFL Environmental.
 
Waste material in the black carts are taken to GFL transfer sites and then distributed to regional landfills.
 
The city has not had to make too many adjustments to prepare thanks to the pilot project they did before hand.
 
pickupimageSummer months are considered May 1-Oct.31.
 
The city started delivering new carts to homes on Monday (Apr.30).
 
Anyone with questions or concerns can use FortReport.ca, call the waste hotline at 780-992-6218 or email [email protected].

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