Calgary neighbourhoods are adding a little black to their blue.
Residents in Lake Chaparral began receiving the new black garbage bins yesterday, at no additional cost to taxpayers, according to city officials.
“It will be a big improvement, more efficient, safer and cleaner,” program leader Paula Magdich said.
Magdich said residents can fill the black bins with their garbage and if there is any overflow, the garbage can be placed beside the cart about a foot away.
Despite the need for only one attendant per truck, Magdich said there will be no layoffs.
“They are easy to use for both collectors and residents,” she added.
Residents can begin using the black bins immediately and are encouraged to reuse or recycle their old cans.
Chaparral resident Sarah Tucker said she is excited for the new bins.
“I think it’s great because we already have the recycle blue bins in place, and this just makes things easier,” she said.
“Plus, I think it looks a lot nicer in the community.”
After the southeast bins are delivered, northeast delivery will begin in November.