Is the goal of the green bin a good one?Despite its ridiculous cost for composting a minimum of 80,000 tonnes an unrealistic expectation it's still reducing the amount of garbage going into the landfill.
The city pays the $7.5 million regardless of whether they send 10,000 tonnes, 50,000 tonnes (which is closer to reality) or in fact, nothing at all to Orgaworld.
Attempting to defend an annual $7.5 million program that will likely never meet its target of 80,000 tonnes of organics a year is simply futile.
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"We're taking control of our own garbage, and this year on their tax bills, residents are going to see a drop. They're actually going to see a reduction in their taxes," McRae said on Thursday.
The total household organic tonnage increased from 55,060 tonnes in 2011 to 55,420 tonnes in 2012.
Is it significant? Will it last? Will it increase?
So the public is already fully aware that the deal staff recommended council sign on to is a really bad contract.
City nowhere near its target numbers for diverting waste from landfill sites
It's $7.5 million a year for the next 20 years regardless.
And that of course is what McRae would like you to remember.
there has been a marked increase for the green bin.
While trying to point out residents are seeing a drop in their taxes, McRae doesn't address what residents' taxes might be if they weren't paying for the green bin contract with Orgaworld.
decreased by 19%, from 32,090 tonnes in 2011 to 26,070 tonnes in 2012;
"We need to see how 2013 compares. We still have a tremendous amount of work to do," she said.
Not even McRae is prepared to speculate.
That's a good thing.
Problem is of course, that the number of people Omega Seamaster 600m Co Axial
"It's far too early to draw conclusions about the long term impact it's had on waste diversion in our city, we need to wait a full year to assess and have a clear and clean snapshot," McRae said.
using the green bin year over year has barely nudged.
(The drop in taxes is due to going with green bin pickup weekly, the residual garbage Omega Seamaster Deville Automatic every other week with a change in the number of trucks picking up trash of all forms.)
There is a glimmer of hope in all of this.
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