Yard waste pilot program for Buckhorn, Bobcaygeon sites
by Jaclyn Witherly
A yard waste disposal ‘pilot’ program will run this fall at the Buckhorn and Bobcaygeon transfer stations.
The program will allow residents to dispose of their leaves, grass and other yard waste free of charge from September 4 to November 17.
Trent Lakes has been asked by locals to create a free composting site at the transfer stations rather than charge to drop it off with the rest of the garbage.
The Ministry of the Environment and the County of Peterborough have been assisting in exploring different options.
In Peterborough County, densely populated areas are running a curbside collection this fall, but collection of yard waste won’t start at the transfer stations until the fall of 2014.
Council decided at Tuesday’s meeting to run its own pilot program this year to see how much is collected and that will help make the decision for next year.
Mayor Janet Clarkson thought it was a “wonderful idea,” and all of the members of council were also in favour of the program.
The waste will be ground up, weighed and disposed of by the municipal contractor. Once the material is weighed the Ministry of the Environment and council will be able to decide if they should continue the free program in Buckhorn and Bobcaygeon next year.
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