The city has started delivering new waste and organics carts to local households.
 
Delivery of the carts started a day earlier than planned (Apr.30), with residents in Monday’s waste collection zone A and Monday’s pilot area being the first to see the new carts at their curbs.
 
Carts will be delivered to the rest of single family homes by Friday, May 18. Residents who do not have lane or front street waste collection will not be receiving the carts.
 
“Everything you need to know should be included with your cart delivery,” said Sadie Miller, waste program supervisor with the city. “I do strongly encourage residents to open up the kitchen catcher that will be attached to your green organics cart and thoroughly read that booklet.”
 
The city shared the following information about the new system:
• The green cart is for organics, including all food and yard waste, which will be turned into compost.
• The black cart is for garbage, such as food packaging, textiles and styrofoam, that will go to the landfill.
• Residents should continue to use blue bags for recycling, with some changes to accepted materials.
 
The carts are part of the city’s new waste collection program. Each household will receive one black waste cart, one green organics cart and an organics kitchen catcher. After delivery, residents should look inside the kitchen catcher to find an information packet about the new collection system, as well as a blue bag, a sample compostable bag and a new waste collection calendar.
 
The new waste collection system starts on June 4, with collection days remaining the same.
 
Miller encourages people to repurpose their old waste cans by converting them into rain barrels or using them for storage. The city will also accept old garbage containers at the transfer station.
 
Anyone with questions about the new program can get help on the Fort Sask Waste App, at FortReport.ca or by calling the waste hotline at 780-992-6218.
 
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