Some residents can use bins for garbage, recycling
As new recycling bins start to rumble into dense downtown streets, the city has authorized a trial project to allow households to make alternate use of the same bin for garbage and recycling.
The city’s plan is to deliver a new blue bin, with wheels, for recycling purposes to every single-family household.
Later this year, they’ll get another bin — the same design except grey — for garbage.
But on some downtown streets of high density, residents of row houses who have no front yard or side access have complained they hardly have space for one bin, let alone two.
After meeting with residents and Coun. Pam McConnell (Ward 28, Toronto Centre-Rosedale), city officials are ready to try out a new arrangement in the ward. Residents can elect to get one bin only and use it for recycling one week and garbage the next.