The City of Lethbridge is continuous to go green as its curbside organics program progresses.
Waste and recycling utility staff provided an update on phase one in every of the project to the civic works standing policy committee on Thursday.
As a part of phase one, 1,900 households received a green cart within the April and May this yr.
In response to town, 207,920 kilograms of organics have been diverted from black carts through this system, with the brand new green carts collecting 30 per cent of total waste from phase one households.
And it appears most residents are properly disposing of their materials.
The report shows only two per cent of green cart collection contained contaminants, with plastic bags being essentially the most common offender.
This month, organics collections moves to biweekly pickup through the winter.
The curbside organics program is about to start phase two next spring, with green carts rolling out to single-family homes citywide.
A composting facility at town’s waste and recycling centre is greater than 85 per cent complete and expected to open ahead of the second phase.
Phase three will follow in summer 2023, where multi-family residences will begin receiving their green carts.
Once city-wide collection begins, single-family residences can be charged $5 a month and multi-family residences can pay $4 monthly.