Fort Saskatchewan City Councillor Gordon Harris was quite critical of the new effort to reduce the amount of waste in the city.
 
Harris, who was one of the residents who partook in the pilot project, brought up a number of concerns.
 
Among them, the option of a second waste bin was a sticking point.
 
"We need to take a stand philosophically that we will reduce non-compostable and non-recyclable solid waste and having one bin is the way to put a frame of reference around that," explained Harris.
 
He told council that if people found that they have more waste than the 240 litre supplied cans can take, they can take it to the landfill on their own time and expense.
 
"Picking up a large amount of waste at the curb is not encouraging people to reduce and reuse."
 
Harris also thought the intent of the new program was inconsistent, providing a black bin for waste, green bin for compost but no blue bin for recyclables, something he said deserves a bin, too.
 
"We're doing things that I think will show environmental leadership by ensuring that we will do it right and it's not too late to do it correct."
 
 The new carts will be rolled out in the new year.

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