News

Posted on: September 27, 2016

TOWN SHARES DETAILS OF ORGANICS PROGRAM

Organics for newsfeed.png

Fabrizio Bertolo, Cochrane’s manager of waste and recycling is proud of how the program is coming together. “We’ve been talking with residents and working very hard over the past year to develop a great program for our community,” he says. “Over two-thirds of material we send to landfill at the moment is actually organic waste that could be composted.”

The new program includes delivery of small kitchen bins and organic waste carts to all homes that currently receive municipal waste collection (240L carts for single-family and duplex homes; 120L carts for townhomes). Organics will be collected every week in the summer, every two weeks in winter. No changes are planned in current frequency for garbage and recycling.

The list of materials accepted in Cochrane’s organics program is lengthy: everything from the usual food waste (including meat, fish and bones) and coffee and tea (plus filters and bags), to paper goods soiled by food (paper plates and napkins), and yard waste such as grass clippings, branches and leaves. Pet owners will also be able include cat litter and dog waste, as long as it’s in compostable bags.

Fees are finalized through the annual budget process; administration will be recommending no increase for 2017.

Cochrane’s Zero Waste Framework was adopted in Fall 2012 with the goal of diverting 80% of our waste from landfill by 2020. In May 2015, Town Council directed administration to develop a residential organic waste diversion strategy and to bring the bylaw amendments necessary for implementation to Council for approval.

Town of Cochrane is required by the City of Calgary to implement organic collection in order to continue using City of Calgary landfills.

Cochrane’s curbside organics collection program starts in April 2017.

More on Cochrane's organics collection program.
Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in News

One Two Done for newsfeed

COCHRANE CENSUS NOW UNDERWAY

Posted on: March 27, 2017
Fourth St art

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN GETS NEW ART

Posted on: March 31, 2017
back-up bags

GO EASY ON THE POOP BAGS

Posted on: March 16, 2017
1, 2, Done

APRIL 3 IS CENSUS DAY

Posted on: March 24, 2017
glass

GLASS NOW ACCEPTED IN BLUE BINS

Posted on: January 24, 2017
snow removal

SNOW REMOVAL TIPS

Posted on: December 28, 2016
no skating.jpg

FOR YOUR SAFETY: STAY OFF STORMWATER PONDS

Posted on: November 22, 2016
Winter cover

WINTER PROGRAM REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Posted on: November 30, 2016
MarCom gold

TOWN WINS GOLD AT MARCOM AWARDS

Posted on: November 8, 2016
Pool rendering for newsfeed.jpg

LIFEGUARDS READY FOR THE NEW POOL

Posted on: September 30, 2016
Logo web newsfeed.jpg

TOWN AND FIREFIGHTERS AGREE ON CONTRACT

Posted on: September 27, 2016