Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 10:45 AM

Council has Approved Medium-Sized Bin for Automated Garbage

Automated Garbage Truck

City Council has voted to approve supply of the medium-sized bin (240 liters) for automated garbage collection.

The City held extensive public engagement on the implementation of automated garbage collection, including the preferred bin size. Overall, 63 per cent of survey respondents and 58 per cent of attendees at the engagement pop-up events preferred the medium-sized bin.

The bin can hold the equivalent of four regular sized bags of garbage and supports on-going waste diversion efforts. Bins will be supplied to participating households at no additional charge. Replacement bins will be charged at full-cost recovery.

Full details on which collection areas will be included in the first phase of the automated garbage program will be shared prior to implementation in 2018. Bins will be supplied to those areas only during the first phase.