Waste Carts and Cool Technology

May 9, 2013

It’s Year 2 and another round of Guelph residents are preparing to roll out their carts!   So far, the majority of current existing cart users are telling us they prefer the carts to the use of bags.   That’s good news.  Read more here.

One very cool piece of waste collection technology that is worthy of note:   our collection trucks are equipped with cameras that allow an operator to see the contents of the bin as it is being emptied, and then make note of the address.  Our Solid Waste compliance staff can then follow up with the homeowner or tenant personally, to help educate them on the sorting requirements.   This is a great step forward — no more rejecting bags at the curb and a more personal approach to education on diversion….