Ten per cent of our waste is food waste. Two per cent is non-vegetable (i.e. meat scraps, bones, etc.) and eight per cent goes into the outside composter.
I don't know whether our numbers are typical, but based on our numbers, for practical reasons, I would not want to compost higher-risk items on my property.
So where and how are these items composted in the new system? Did the Township do a good job of explaining how the system works?
Consistently, the greater portion of our garbage is packaging. In spite of our efforts to recycle, there are many packaging items going into the garbage. Most are recyclable, depending on where you are (and the recycling contractor) or can be produced using recyclable materials.
Why are we still receiving products packaged in non-locally recyclable materials?
In order to be conscientious, do we now have to check for packaging recyclability before purchase, or is this something our government should be controlling?
Rob Taylor, via email