compost street bins
To reduce smell and garbage, and can be picked up daily by volunteers or city works to be put in round about gardens or used in local parks
Janine Brossard commented
Agree - would love to be able to dispose of mine and my kids apple cores when we are out and about.
This is an essential component of the comprehensive organics collection & management program that we need in our city. A Metro Van waste composition report (2008) looked at the contents of park and street litter bins. The 3rd largest category of waste in the bins (over 13%!) is... pet wastes! We have no alternative system for people to dispose of this. Compostable organics was an additional 28%, mainly food waste. We need to look at giving people options for dealing with these wastes at home and away from home. Neighbourhood BIAs could have a big role in implementing the street bin system. It can become part of our culture to do the right thing with organic wastes of all sorts.
Julie Isaac commented
Or have a municipal pick-up, Mission picks up, so it can be done.