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Orillia seeks feedback sought on waste plan

In Council Watch
Apr 26th, 2016

Orillia Packet & Times

The City of Orillia’s draft five-year waste-minimization plan is available for public review.

The draft plan evaluates methods to reduce waste disposal at the Orillia Waste Diversion Site (landfill) and ways to improve diversion and recycling programs. Based on the public input received so far through two public forums held in March and a survey, a draft plan was developed and is now posted on the city’s website for public review.

Residents and businesses have contributed ideas on how waste can be reduced even further in Orillia. Feedback from survey and public forums included the following:

Initiate programs to recycle diapers and pet waste;
Set up more diversion depots at the Waste Diversion Site for items such as large plastics;
Provide free compost as an incentive to encourage diversion.
The draft plan is available for public review until May 2. To request an electronic or hard-copy version of the plan, contact Greg Preston, the city’s manager of waste management, at gpreston@orillia.ca or 705-325-2444.

For more information, visit orillia.ca/haveyoursay.

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