Roadside garbage collection coming to rural properties in Halton Hills
Roadside garbage collection is coming to rural property owners in Halton Hills beginning in April.
In March, Halton Regional Council approved a survey of owners of residential properties in rural Halton Hills to determine the local level of support for roadside collection of garbage and metal items.
About two-thirds of those who responded to the survey were in favour of the proposal. The main reasons for the support were:
- Convenience of service
- Waste collection would decrease illegal dumping
- Waste collection supports environmental protection and public health
- Is more ecological for a waste collection vehicle to collect and transfer waste than individuals utilizing their cars to travel to dispose of waste
- The identified cost was reasonable for the service
According to a staff report, in preparation for the start-up of the rural waste collection they will be working with Halton Region’s waste collection contractor to finalize the contractual requirements for the additional scope, which will ensure proper operational resources are in place for a seamless rollout of the new services.