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Something New, Something Green
by Charlotte

Yes, now I too can say that my hometown of Richmond is ‘going green’ by introducing the new Green Cart Program! What does this mean for me as a resident living in a single-family home?

Firstly, the complimentary kitchen container provided to me makes it easy to collect food scraps in my home.  I can combine my food scraps and my yard trimmings together in the Green Cart and any additional materials that won’t fit into the cart can be placed in Green Cans, paper yard waste bags or tied bundles.

 Secondly, it is important to know what goes in your Green Cart.  Accepted items include fruit and vegetable peelings, bread, pasta, rice, noodles, egg and dairy products, coffee grounds, filters, tea bags, and even paper plates, towels, and napkins. Items that are not accepted include plastic bags, liquids, recyclables, wood, coffee cups, dirt, rock or sod, just to name a few!

Finally, Green Carts come with some great benefits.  Since trucks are now equipped with semi-automated lifts to empty the carts, there are no weight limits. Also, the wheels on the carts make them easy to move. Most importantly, the secured lids help with odour and pest management. Thanks to the City of Richmond for introducing this essential, new service!

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(June 9, 2013)

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