The Township of Langley in British Columbia makes it easy for park visitors to sort their waste by providing multi-stream bins. Many receptacles offer specific dog waste sections to collect pet waste for processing at a wastewater treatment facility with other sewage. By offering on-site options, the Township is helping to divert recyclables from the landfill.
“We want to make it as easy as possible for people to be responsible with their waste while using the Township’s trails, parks, and streets,” said Solid Waste Coordinator Lovena Morton. “We really need the public’s help to ensure that items are put in the right streams, so as much of what is collected as possible can be recycled, composted, or otherwise responsibly disposed of.”
The pilot proved to be overwhelmingly successful, so receptacles are being installed throughout the community as funding becomes available.