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Richmond is now recycling 68 per cent of its waste
Just two months into the City of Richmond’s green cart and large item pick up programs, Richmond residents in single-family homes are already surpassing their past recycling records with 68 per cent of waste being recycled.
That’s two per cent shy of the city’s goal to reach 70 per cent by 2015 and up by about seven per cent from last summer.
Richmond council is building on green cart program for recycling food scraps and yard trimmings by approving the launch of a new pilot program to reach the remaining 40 per cent of residents who live in apartments and multi-level townhomes. The City of Richmond is focused on implementing food scraps recycling programs for all residents prior to the anticipated ban on food scraps disposal in 2015.
“We are extremely impressed with how our residents have taken the initiative to use our programs to keep recyclable materials out of the garbage,” Mayor Malcolm Brodie said in a statement. “We are proud to support their efforts by delivering convenient programs, and we will continue to look ahead to the next opportunity to trim our waste.”