With curbside recycling expected to be in effect early next year, city council today may move to ensure multi-family residences stay in the hands of private companies.
Calgary can’t afford to undertake recyclable material collection from multi-family, condominium-type residences, said Ald. Jim Stevenson, who will table a motion today with Ald. Diane Colley-Urquhart seeking to ensure private participation in the city’s multi-family recycling opportunities.
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Given the urgent nature of getting everyone on board with the city’s intention of recovering 80 per cent of the waste heading to Calgary landfills by 2020, the private sector needs an assurance from council and the city, Stevenson said, that unlike the curbside recycling collection — criticized by private enterprise for its drastic impact on their bottom lines — they will be left the opportunity for some time to come.