This bag is for your recyclable containers. This bag can take items such as, pop bottles, tin cans, aluminum single use bake items, containers made from glass, plastic bags and pretty much anything plastic that that held a liquid. A new addition to this bag is Styrofoam. One of the first municipalities to collect and recycle such products.
Garbage works similar to other municipality. Your non-recyclable items go here. Things such as chocolate bar wrappers, k-cups, diapers, and other non-recyclable food packaging goes here. You are allowed to put out one dark bag of garbage for privacy and up to five clear bags of garbage per collection.
I hope by now everyone is familiar with the green bin. Your compost items go here. Food waste, pet waste, paper towels, toilet paper, and even wood shavings can be put in your green bin and composted. The municipality collects the waste and gives out up to 100 kg of compost per family.
With programs like these already in existence, why aren’t more municipalities doing this? The program is fairly easy to adapt to other cities across Canada. It saves money, generates money, keeps the places we love livable and helps keep usable items out of landfills. Southern Ontario should work to bring programs like this to the majority of Canadians who live in that area. With space at a premium, and prime farmland disappearing, keeping as much waste as possible should be a main focus.
Here is a video I found on the Colchester website that explains how to dispose of recyclables and what happens to them:
Another interesting thing I found on the website was a game that allows you to sort out discarded items:
For more information on textiles and textile waste you can check out these links: