How can we reach our 2020
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How can we reach our 2020 Greenest City targets?

Comprehensive Food Waste Collection

Why not collect all food waste? Seattle does it. UBC does it. Why limit it to uncooked fruits and veggies and eggshells? This makes some people not bother. More would use the service if it didn't require any discrimination and sorting.....

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      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with Erica - this program is great, but it should be expanded for all apartment/condo buildings as well.

      • EricaErica commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any idea whether this will be extended to include apartment buildings too? We comprise a large portion of residences in Vancouver and are eager to participate!

      • CoV Zero Waste Working GroupCoV Zero Waste Working Group commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Currently, there is no definitive timeline for phase 2 of the food scrap collection program but the City is aiming for sometime next year. When phase 2 begins, a new collection schedule will likely be sent to all users.

      • RaymondRaymond commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Will it indicate on the new 2011 collection schedule, what days are for yard trimmings collection and what day is for garbage collection.

      • CoV Zero Waste Working GroupCoV Zero Waste Working Group commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The City intends to collect all food scraps (fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, dairy, bread, cereal products and food-soiled paper) in 2011. At that time, it is expected that food scraps and yard trimmings will be collected weekly and garbage will be collected bi-weekly in order to minimize odours and insects from decomposing meat, fish and dairy scraps.

        For more information, take a look at the food scrap program webpage. http://vancouver.ca/projects/foodWaste/why.htm.

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