Residents urged to use their blue boxes

Harrison hoping residents will start recycling and composting to reduce waste

Green waste options will remain the same in Harrison Hot Springs, for at least another year. At last Monday’s meeting, council decided to stay with the current garbage and recycling pick up options, and invited public feedback on ways for improvement.

Currently, single family households are permitted to put out one 121 litre garbage can of household waste, and one 121 litre garbage can of yard waste each week. Recycling is unlimited and does not have to be sorted.

Harrison Mayor Leo Facio said last year the municipality picked up more waste than recycling. He’s hoping this year that percentage will shift in favour of recycling as more residents learn to recycle even more of their household garbage.

Councillor Zoltan Kiss offered up the idea of composting as a way to reduce the amount of garbage being put at the curb each week.

“The only way to reduce waste, is by recognizing what is and what isn’t, and dividing up your garbage and throwing less out,” he said.

There was a major overhaul of the green waste disposal system last year, when previous council closed down the green waste drop off. The tipping fees were too high to keep the program running, Andre Isakov, economic development manager said.

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