City posts garbage 101 videos

By Geoff Lee

May 17, 2016 9:48 AM

The City of Lloydminster is showing homeowners and residents how to improve their curb appeal with the proper use and placement of their garbage and organic waste carts.

The city has posted two how-to videos on its website at www.lloydminster.ca/Green123 to ensure easy pickup by city crews on collections days.

“The curbside collection program has been tremendously successful in creating cost savings and improved recycling practices,” said Alan Cayford, director of public works.

“We do still get questions about proper placement of the carts and how to properly deal with organic material. These videos will help clarify some of those common questions and concerns.”

The curbside collection video demonstrates how to properly place the garbage and organics carts, as well as bluebags for recycling.

Both carts should be facing forward with the wheels to the curb with about one metre of clearance on all sides to allow the automated arm of the truck to complete the pickup.

The organics waste video provides examples of common household items such as cat litter, bananas and frying pan fat that can be disposed of in the green carts.

For a complete list of what may be recycled in blue bags and the organic carts, check the website.

The curbside cart collection system was implemented in the spring 2013 and has helped the city to divert more than 4,000 tonnes of waste from the landfill each year.

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