Green carts coming to more areas of Yellowknife

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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. Households in Range Lake have had them since last fall.

Now, residents of single-family dwellings in Niven, Old Town and the School Draw area will receive green carts in early September this year. Collections will be on Wednesdays, starting September 16.

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

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Guide: Curbside organics collection in Yellowknife (pdf)

Frame Lake and Grace Lake will be next to receive green carts, in 2016, with downtown Yellowknife homes the last in line, in 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.

“Yellowknife has a strong commitment to creating an environmentally responsible city,” said Mayor Mark Heyck in the city’s news release about the carts.

“The roll-out of the centralized compost program is a positive step toward this.”

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