Green carts coming to more Yellowknife neighbourhoods

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Green organics curbside carts are being rolled out across more Yellowknife neighbourhoods.

The carts take organic waste to the city’s composting facility instead of the dump.

Map: Where green carts are being rolled out, and when (pdf)

Guide: Curbside organics collection in Yellowknife (pdf)

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Households in Range Lake have had them since 2014 while residents of single-family dwellings in Niven, Old Town and School Draw have had them since last fall.

Starting Sept. 16, green carts will be distributed to residents of single-family dwellings in Frame Lake, Grace Lake and Hall Crescent, with collections starting the week of Oct. 10.

People living in the city’s downtown area will be the last to receive their green carts. Organics carts are expected to roll out to residents living there in the fall of 2017.

The city says staggering the introduction of the carts allows it to figure out how much organic waste will be collected and expand its facilities accordingly.

The carts are part of what the city calls its “centralized compost program”, which the city claims is providing economic, social and environmental benefits while reducing landfill.

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“Yellowknife has a strong commitment to building a more environmentally responsible city,” said Mayor Mark Heyck in a statement issued Friday.

“The centralized compost program is a positive step forward in making Yellowknife a sustainable community.”

City staff will host an information session at the Multiplex on Sept. 27 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm so that you can learn more about the carts and how to use them properly.

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