Recycling Carts Arrive in Leduc City
Friday, August 31, 2012
Leduc’s new curbside cart collection and recycling program will begin the week of September 17th.
To inform all residents to the details of the program the city is hosting three open houses. The first one was held on Wednesday August 22, 2012 at the Civic Centre Atrium. The next two will be held:
Thursday, Aug. 30 - 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Leduc Recreation Centre (in front of the curling rink)
4330 Black Gold Dr.
Wednesday, Sept. 5 - 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
4907 - 46 St.
Prior to the September 17th start date each residential household will receive a kitchen container, an organic cart, and a waste cart. These containers will be delivered directly to the household no need to pick them up. New residents to the community will have their containers delivered once they have established their residence with the city.
Kerra Chomiak, Leduc City’s Environmental Sustainability Coordinator and an assistant are present to answer questions and to demonstrate how the program will work. The first Open House was well attended by the public and though most people seemed to be in support of the program and few could be heard expressing concerns. One individual in particular was vocal about his opposition to the changes. He wondered about the need for the program and what the cost to the taxpayer would be, as well as the changes in collection times.
The City’s representatives were able to addressed most of his questions by using the numerous charts that were available that provided many of the details to the program design and purpose.
Leduc residents will continue to use the blue bags for recyclables. The major change is now they will be able to sort their organics into a special container. The kitchen container will be used in house while yard material will go directly into the green organic cart.
Leduc residence wanting additional information can either attend one of the two remaining open houses or by contacting the Eco-smart Hotline at 780/980-7107.
The first set of carts for the City of Leduc’s new collection and recycling program arrived on Monday August 27, 2012. In total 1169 carts were unloaded and will be disrupted to residents beginning later this week.
Mayor Greg Krischke was on hand to inform the media the initial plans for the program along with Environmental Sustainability Coordinator Kerra Chomlak. They also introduced several members of the Engineering Department who have done much of the behind the scenes work to get the program off the ground.
During the next two and a half weeks all residents of Leduc will receive two large carts for organic and waste material along with an in house bucket for inside organic material. Instructions will be attached to the carts for residents not able to attend the Open Houses that the City has scheduled for the end of August and early September.
An information package will be attached to one of the new collection carts when they are delivered to residents.