Victoria waste pick up survey gets results

Survey outlines three options for pick up of garbage and kitchen scraps

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.

 

Be Among The First To Know

Sign up for a free account today, and receive top headlines in your inbox Monday to Saturday.

Sign Up with google Sign Up with facebook

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Reset your password

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

A link has been emailed to you - check your inbox.



Don't have an account? Click here to sign up
Pop-up banner image