During a recent Friday Waste Collection day there were a number of incidents where blue boxes were knocked over in the extremely strong winds. When this happens litter is allowed to escape into our community.
Earlier this year in response to similar concerns expressed to myself by citizens, our Environmental Staff introduced a new larger capacity Blue Bin with a lid. I am pleased to see this option now available. These larger bins with lids are expected to help with the problem of escaping litter on windy days.
I would encourage anyone wishing to help reduce wind blown litter, or those like me who want to replace an older smaller blue blue box, to consider going to the Operations Centre at 1200 Elgin Mills and upgrade to a new Blue Bin.
The environment and your neighbours will thank you for helping to keep our community litter free.