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Help the City of Penticton roll out curbside carts

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November 02, 2015 - 3:51 PM

PENTICTON - Curbside collection of garbage and recycling will roll out a little differently in years to come, and now is your chance to help the City of Penticton develop a cart-based system that works for you.

Residents are invited to complete a brief survey on garbage and recycling pickup, to design a better municipal curb side collection service that meets their needs. This information will be invaluable to develop a cart-based collection system, which will roll out in summer of 2016.

“This is a great chance for Penticton residents to shape the municipal service in a way that works for them,” said Penticton Mayor Andrew Jakubeit. “We hope as many people complete the survey as possible. Understanding those expectations will help the City develop a successful cart program for residents.”

A random telephone survey of residents will be held Nov. 3 to 18, to get a sense of what customers feel they need in terms of service. Some of the questions include:
• Thoughts on a cart-based system
• How much garbage they put out each week
• How much recycling they put out every 2 weeks
• How the season affects the amount of yard waste they put out
• How they prefer fees to be structured - by use or flat rates
• Preferred education and information updates

An online survey is also available for those who aren’t called.

Those without computers can pick up a hard copy at City Hall.

The survey will be open until Nov. 20.

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