The Curbside Collection Plan could be seeing some changes in the future.
Brenda Wallace, Director of Environmental and Corporate Initiatives says a "pay as you throw" system may be implemented into the new plan. In the future that could mean residents may be able to select the size of their garbage cans. The smaller the can, the less a resident or household would pay compared to a regular or larger sized bin. The City of Saskatoon is starting interactive pop-up events with the public to see what the people of Saskatoon would like to see in a new Curbside Collection Plan. Wallace adds other municipalities that already use the "pay as you throw" system have had success as it provides real incentive to make residents cautious of how much waste they're throwing out. Wallace says the city has set a target of 70 per-cent waste diversion by the year 2023. Other ideas being discussed is an organics program that could be offered to help waste diversion. The organics program would offer another bin where residents would be able to dispose organic materials, helping limit the waste put into the already existing garbage bin.
Public events schedule: February 13: Shaw Centre 4:00 7:00pm February 15: Alice Turner Library 10:00am 1:00pm February 17: Lawson Heights Mall 11:00am 2:00pm February 22: The Centre Mall 1:00 7:00pm February 24: Saskatoon Farmers' Market 8:00am 12:00pm March 1: St. Martin's United Church (in the main lobby) 12:30 3:30pm and 6:30 9:00pm