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#1 Bingo

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 11:18 AM

Carts are scheduled for delivery January and February 2014

Starting January 2, 2014 through February 2014, garbage and organics recycling carts will be delivered to households.

 

Please store your new carts until the program begins with your first scheduled collection pick up in April 2014 as some of our current garbage collection trucks are not equipped to manage the new carts.

 

The carts will be clearly marked belonging to the District of Saanich and registered to each property address by serial number and electronic tag.

 

more;  http://www.saanich.c...ml?ref=shortURL

 

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 01:29 PM

Any reason I can't use it as a normal garbage bin before the retrofitted trucks are in use? Are they too big/heavy for them to dump manually?



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 01:50 PM

I find it odd that they delivered the bins so far in advance of the start of the service.  I got mine January 1st



#4 lanforod

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 03:04 PM

On New Years Day? That's a waste of taxpayer money delivering those on a stat!



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 06:33 PM

They are freaking heavy - so yes, I presume they are too heavy (especially once loaded) for WCB to cover the workers :)

 

As an aside, Saanich has a GREAT service via their web site - where you can sign up for reminder emails for your garbage collection day... (or download a calendar you can import into your app of choice). Wish the CRD offered that service for recycling too!



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 09:03 AM

They are freaking heavy - so yes, I presume they are too heavy (especially once loaded) for WCB to cover the workers :)

 

As an aside, Saanich has a GREAT service via their web site - where you can sign up for reminder emails for your garbage collection day... (or download a calendar you can import into your app of choice). Wish the CRD offered that service for recycling too!

My garbage days aligned up with recycling days starting this year, so the reminders work for both now. I certainly found it odd that I had separate days for those previously. Why can't they collaborate the schedules, seems to me there is no reason for different schedules. Thankfully, at least for my area in Royal Oak, they have now (though not for all of Saanich as yet it seems, as I still see plenty of recycling only out).



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 10:31 AM

I got my bins last week. Noticed this morning that the gray/black bin is marked as 'recyclables' such as newspapers, plastic containers etc.

The green one is marked for organic recyclables.

Seems like a mistake, as my understanding is that the gray bin is for garbage, and the CRD recyclables continue to go in the blue bins. Can anyone else in Saanich confirm?



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 11:20 AM

The grey bin is for garbage and you'll continue to use the blue bins for recycling.

 

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#9 lanforod

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:27 PM

Yes, that was my understanding, but the grey bin is specifically marked differently.



#10 pherthyl

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:49 PM

Ah yes, the "greener" garbage collection service. In the name of the environment we will now be throwing out 100,000 of the old garbage bins that will be of no particular use. The polar bears will thank us for being so considerate.
Now that they have offloaded the positioning of the bins by the curb to each resident, I will expect increases in the efficiency of pickup resulting in savings.. Right?

#11 Bingo

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:59 PM

I wonder how Saanich will handle their collections at the parks in the summer?

Do you think they will hire someone to sort through this mess and pick out the dog poop bags?

 

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:08 PM

Yes, that was my understanding, but the grey bin is specifically marked differently.

 

I contacted the Greener Garbage program. Turned out I got a mislabelled lid, manufacturer's mistake. They're going to swap it... lovely.



#13 Bingo

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:33 PM

The eating habits of raccoons and bears were among the considerations for Saanich, as a new waste collection program rolls out this spring.

 

While the green organic collection bins have a clamp to keep the lid closed tight, the black garbage carts do not.

Saanich says the bins should hold off any animal approaches, even if a smelly, fishy piece of aluminum foil makes its way into the trash.

“They’re wind-tested and it takes a fairly large animal to knock them over; a raccoon can’t knock them over,” Dave McAra, Saanich’s manager of solid waste services, said of the new bins’ sturdiness. “For them to open the lid, it’s almost impossible.”

 

http://www.vicnews.c.../245998991.html

 

 

You mean those skimpy bins will hold off a bear?  

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:44 PM

I wonder when we'll be doing this:

 

http://www.dailymail...containers.html

 

 

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 04:40 PM

But the garbage bin lid doesn't even lock like the compost one does. The raccoons managed to wrench off the old Rubbermaid locking bin lids, these new cans are no contest. And our lid doesn't even fit properly! It's warped and doesn't quite shut.


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#16 Mike K.

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 05:08 PM

Pictures, folks, pictures!

 

I wonder when we'll be doing this:

 

http://www.dailymail...containers.html

 

 

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I think what you meant to say was, in 2005 I wondered when we would be doing this. ;)


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 05:32 PM

But the garbage bin lid doesn't even lock like the compost one does. The raccoons managed to wrench off the old Rubbermaid locking bin lids, these new cans are no contest.


Given that you are not allowed to put any food waste into the garbage the raccoons should not be interested in it. Your garbage will only contain non-recycleable plastic and other non-organic waste.

And our lid doesn't even fit properly! It's warped and doesn't quite shut.


From http://www.saanich.c...collection.html

"New Delivered Garbage Cart Lids Not Closing Properly
Please be aware that if the lid on your new wheeled garbage cart does not close properly, it will over time as the outside temperature warms up. The reason for this condition is due to the carts being shipped with the lids already attached while stacked along with being shipped and stored in cooler temperatures. The lids should regain their shape and close properly with time and as the temperature warms. If the lid has not regained its shape and close properly by the beginning of the program in April, please contact us at 250-475-5533 or email greenergarbage@saanich.ca."
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#18 Mike K.

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 06:09 PM

There were no such problems with Victoria's bins and both the black and green bins have tight closing latches.


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 06:18 PM

I wonder when we'll be doing this:

 

http://www.dailymail...containers.html

 

 

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Me? Never!


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Posted 21 February 2014 - 08:36 PM

The garbage bins will have dirty diapers, used tampons and pads, etc. If that doesn't intrigue the animals, I don't know what will!


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