Apartment and Condo Residents Asked to Take Food Waste Diversion Survey

Published on: 2021/01/18 - in News

The City of Kingston is seeking the input of apartment and condo residents in regards to its decision on making the Green Bin program – separating food waste and organics from regular garbage – mandatory in apartments/condos.

“Some people who live in apartments and condos already participate in the City’s Green Bin program,” said Raymond Garner, Director, Solid Waste Services. “Right now, use of the Green Bin, or another food waste diversion program, in these multi-residential buildings is optional.”

According to the City, the Green Bin and other food waste diversion programs capture organic waste so it can be made into compost and kept out of landfill, reduces greenhouse gas emissions caused from decomposing organics, and will help Kingston reach its goal of diverting 65 per cent of residential waste from landfill by 2025.

Condo and apartment residents interested in participating in the survey can do so online by 4pm on February 8.

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