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Re: Yard Waste in Green Bins

Postby Jlabute » Oct 28th, 2017, 6:10 pm

I can begin campaigning on my single issue platform and see what other issues or injustices we can improve on ;-)
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Re: Yard Waste in Green Bins

Postby lensbaby » Oct 28th, 2017, 6:15 pm

To do extra pickups when they usually do recycling would require more vehicles/people. But if they picked up through December (they usually stop end of November) it could be done with existing vehicles/personnel.

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Re: Yard Waste in Green Bins

Postby motorhomebabe » Oct 28th, 2017, 7:40 pm

Mine is good all summer, but for the last three pickups, I have been filling the bin on the same day, and waiting 2 weeks to dump it again. Hoping the weather holds cause I need at lest 2 more pickups to clean every thing up.
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Re: Yard Waste in Green Bins

Postby MAPearce » Oct 28th, 2017, 7:45 pm

The yard waste thing is all bass ackward IMO ..

When the season changes and you need it the most , they cut it off...

Who's in charge of that thinking ??
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Re: Yard Waste in Green Bins

Postby Queen K » Oct 28th, 2017, 8:00 pm

Jlabute wrote:I can begin campaigning on my single issue platform and see what other issues or injustices we can improve on ;-)


Bambi keeps eating my tulips, so how about adding, "a vension roast in every pot"? :up:
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Re: Yard Waste in Green Bins

Postby Bsuds » Oct 29th, 2017, 4:50 am

Jlabute wrote:A side business! That sure sounds tempting. The province would love to charge us tax for dead leaves sold.


I don't plan on telling them. :130:

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Re: Yard Waste in Green Bins

Postby Queen K » Oct 29th, 2017, 5:25 am

We can fill three green bins all at once at this time of year as long as our neighbours don't want to use theirs.

As soon as ours is emptied, I've got it refilled within a few hours because I've had materials stored up in other containers just for the occassion to have the green bin empty again.

It's what does not go into the bin that concerns me. Does the city want live bindweed in their greenbins? I always put in the garbage bin to keep live invasive weeds out of the compost piles. I don't quite trust their system to deal with live roots from a plant that is so tenacious. Same with a few others, into the garbage bin.

And what does one do with the tough prickly shells of horse chesnuts? I often put them in the garbage bin but not always. If a horse chesnut ends up in the compost, I find it the next year completely filled with rich black dirt in it if it hasn't sprouted. The worms in the compost often get in and turn the meat inside into compost. But there is still a shell.
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Re: Yard Waste in Green Bins

Postby Grandan » Oct 29th, 2017, 6:05 am

I have been taking my yard waste to the landfill by trailer for more than 20 years. On the return trip I often bring back a cubic yard of "Glenmore Grow", composted yard waste. All the hard work has been done by the city, the branches, roots and nut husks are ground up by heavy equipment and composted in huge piles that reach high temperatures that kill any seeds and pathogens, a process that is not possible in the home compost. The cost is about $1 per cubic ft. It is a great way to freshen up the gardens in the spring. The bonus is they load it into your trailer with a front end loader.
The leaves I spread over open ground that could use some organic material added. We also have 3 compost bins on the go in the garden which we cycle through as the year progresses. We make use of the green bin to get rid of small lots of yard waste.
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Re: Yard Waste in Green Bins

Postby Lady tehMa » Oct 29th, 2017, 8:17 am

Grandan wrote:I have been taking my yard waste to the landfill by trailer for more than 20 years. On the return trip I often bring back a cubic yard of "Glenmore Grow", composted yard waste. All the hard work has been done by the city, the branches, roots and nut husks are ground up by heavy equipment and composted in huge piles that reach high temperatures that kill any seeds and pathogens, a process that is not possible in the home compost. The cost is about $1 per cubic ft. It is a great way to freshen up the gardens in the spring. The bonus is they load it into your trailer with a front end loader.
The leaves I spread over open ground that could use some organic material added. We also have 3 compost bins on the go in the garden which we cycle through as the year progresses. We make use of the green bin to get rid of small lots of yard waste.


That would be so awesome - if I had a trailer. And something to pull it with.

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Re: Yard Waste in Green Bins

Postby Bsuds » Oct 29th, 2017, 8:54 am

Lady tehMa wrote:
Bsuds - do you deliver?


Maybe..check your pm.

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Re: Yard Waste in Green Bins

Postby Whyme2 » Oct 29th, 2017, 9:13 am

Jlabute wrote:Hi everyone.

The green bins are fairly large and therefore during summer months, it takes me 3 or 4 periods to fill it up. As fall arrives, the city still only comes once every two weeks which hardly allows those with lots of leaves to get rid of them. Perhaps starting in October, the green bin can be picked up once a week? Is that a good or bad idea?


My lazy neighbor doesn’t have a problem with his green bin. He just waits for the wind to blow the leaves to either side of him and lets others take care of it. :smt045

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Re: Yard Waste in Green Bins

Postby Ken7 » Oct 29th, 2017, 3:34 pm

Bsuds wrote:This works for me. I store the extra leaves in bags for the Winter then fill the bin in the Spring for pick up till they are all gone.
So either way they get picked up.


I believe there is a time when you leave your clear bags at the curb and the City picks them all up. I live close to the landfill so I take it myself. Anyone else use this service??
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Re: Yard Waste in Green Bins

Postby Fancy » Oct 29th, 2017, 4:19 pm

All yard waste must fit in the green bin.
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Re: Yard Waste in Green Bins

Postby Jlabute » Oct 29th, 2017, 5:17 pm

^^^ I read it... it also says, “with lid closed“. There seems to be a little forgiveness if it is open an inch I suppose. So during the winter months, do they lay off all the excess workers when they’re not collecting yard waste? Do they have remaining time to do yard waste every week after October until mid November?

How much are their composters?
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Re: Yard Waste in Green Bins

Postby Cynthia C » Oct 30th, 2017, 1:42 pm

Jlabute,
Yard waste collection goes until the end of November. Still every other week though.

Composters are usually sold for around $35-$40 through the RDCO Waste Reduction Office in the spring (March pre-sale in the past)
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