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Residents invited to comment on compostable bags in green carts

GUELPH, ON, October 12 – The City of Guelph is applying to the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) to allow the Organic Waste Processing Facility (OWPF) to accept organic waste collected in certified compostable plastic bags. The City is phasing out the use of regular plastic bags for organic waste collection, in accordance with the OWPF Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) issued by the MOE.  The ECA does not permit the City to process organic waste in plastic or certified compostable plastic bags due to concerns these bags may create anaerobic pockets in the composting process and create odours. “To comply with the ECA, Guelph is introducing automated waste collection carts for curbside collection over the next three years,” says Dean Wyman, the General Manager of… Continue reading Residents invited to comment on compostable bags in green carts