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Victoria waste pick up survey gets results

City of Victoria staff is wading through completed surveys regarding waste collection options.

The surveys were mailed to 11,400 households in December, and 4,300 were returned. That's a response rate of 38 per cent – significantly higher than the city's voter turnout rate during the municipal election in November, which fell to 26 per cent.

The survey outlined three options for pick up of garbage and kitchen scraps. Most contentious, especially for the union representing city workers, is the option to end backyard garbage bin pick up. Curbside pickup would save approximately $22 per household.

Earlier, Mayor Dean Fortin said council would respect the results of the survey, though it is technically non binding.

The item is scheduled to come before council on Jan. 26.

 

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