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Municipality of Pontiac composting: By the numbers

Chris Lowrey
MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC Nov. 7, 2018
With the Municipality of Pontiac set to implement door-to-door compost pickup in June 2019, several residents have voiced concern.
Sheila McCrindle has been one of the most vocal opponents of the new plan.
“We’re a very low population density,” McCrindle said in September. “And a lot of people already compost. Why would we send trucks door-to-door – traveling hundreds of kilometres every week – to pick up very little residual [waste]?”
Residents of the municipality were asked to fill out a survey in March of last year to outline their composting habits.
After the survey was completed, the municipal council opted for an at-home composting program that would see residents compost their organic waste in backyard composters.
However, in February of this year, municipal council reversed the previous council’s decision and instead went with the door-to-door option.

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