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Replace the current recycling bins with bigger bins with lids.

Replace the current recycling bins with bigger bins with lids.
Agree that the current system is counterproductive whena little bit of wind causes litter to blow around the neighbourhood. Most days we spend time searching for our bins, garbage lids and cleaning up what garbage has blown into our yard. Also, the amount of garage space that is taken up with blue bins, grey bins, green bin and a garbage can, leaving little space to park our vehicle. Make it easier for residents to recycle and keep the waste out of the landfill and out of our neighbor hoods we work hard to keep clean.

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    Anonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    gathering feedback  ·  AdminCity of Barrie (Moderator, City of Barrie) responded  · 

    This suggestion is now classified as Gathering Feedback. Full information about the meaning of forum statuses: http://bit.ly/1Qg9qm8

    Programs that provide cart-style recycling bins must employ an automated collection vehicle. The City’s current collection contract is based on a manual collection service, so anything with a capacity greater than 125 litres and/or weight greater than 45 lbs is not safe for a manual lift by the collectors.

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      • MarinaJohnson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We need to do something about recycling flying down the road during windy/bad weather. Sometimes the bins themselves blow down the road. Rather than being environmentally friendly the current system is causing garbage blowing around the neighborhood

      • Rod commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes! It is always windiest on garbage day, we should use the wheeled bins like toronto.

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