A new program at Clairmont Centre for Recycling and Waste Management will launch on November 1st.
The Clairmont Centre Access Program will allow a household to dispose of up to 1,000 kilograms of waste for free each year under the new Clairmont Access Program. Technical Services Manager Jennifer Besinger hopes the new program will help people be mindful when it comes to waste and how as a community we can benefit the environment by reducing waste at a household level.
“The weight limit of 1,000 kilograms is equal to about 2,200 pounds, and is based on the average household that disposes of 156 large garbage bags or 52 full curbside waste collection carts annually,” Besinger explains.
Scanners will be installed at the scale house on the way into the facility, where visitors’ loads will be weighed each visit. Residents will tap their card, adding the total weight to the household’s total for the year. Residents can track their waste until the limit resets on January 1st. The program has no limit on each house’s recycling.
This new program will replace the previous Landfill Access Tag Program, with the goal being to streamline waste disposal and environmental stewardship.