Saanich shifts 38% away from garbage

In the first two weeks of new garbage collection about 181 tons of kitchen and yard waste was diverted from the landfill

In the first two weeks of Saanich’s new garbage collection program, approximately 181 tons of kitchen and yard waste was diverted from the landfill. That equates to a 38 per cent diversion rate, which is right on target with where Saanich public works hoped it would be when the program started the first week of April.

Dave McAra, manager of solid waste services, said the 181 tons was roughly 31 per cent kitchen scraps, while yard waste made up the remaining 69 per cent.

 

He anticipates the diversion rate could rise, as Saanich residents become more accustomed to what organics can be recycled.