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A diversion term is a simply an activity where something is redirected from its main course. A diversion rate is a percentage of how much of that ‘something’ was redirected or deflected from its main course. In the waste management, waste diversion is how much recyclable/re-usable material is diverted away from the main waste stream. …

No doubt that the majority of  the Town of Aurora residents are resisting the clear garbage bag program scheduled for implementation this summer. Despite the public resistance it was clear that during the General Committee meeting at the Town Hall on March 03, 2015 the majority of the Aurora Town Council were in favour of …

Let’s talk about the financial implications of the $45,000 clear garbage bags program on the Town of Aurora taxpayers’ money. According to the Town $45,000 is an insignificant investment of taxpayers’ money into this ‘innovative’ environmental initiative. Of course costs are insignificant because the number is not seven figures. The cost may be insignificant for …

Michael Suddard commented on our post ‘What is the Clear Garbage Bag Program – My Understanding‘.  With his permission his comment from last week was converted to the blog post, see below.  Michael was a long-time resident of Town of Aurora before moving to Ottawa.  We can always count on him to provide a great perspective on issues …

By Domenic Romeo, Aurora ON. The other day I was at a local coffee shop with my wife and at the table next to us a gentleman was speaking quite loudly to his group of friends and describing a recent story in the news about an Aurora resident who reported a run-in with the Town …

According to the Town of Aurora the clear garbage bag program is a household waste diversion program. It will require Aurora residents to switch from opaque (usually black/green) garbage bags to clear (translucent) garbage bags. The purpose of the program is to divert items away from the garbage which belong in the recycling blue box, …

I have done so much thinking, reading, researching and contemplating about Aurora’s soon to be implemented clear garbage bag program, that I came to one very simple conclusion: the Town of Aurora does not need to spend $45,000 on a clear garbage bag program. Actually, the Town of Aurora needs to invest their time into …

Actions speak volumes but some actions may send the wrong message. Last week I read an interesting development in the local news about an Aurora resident who reported that he mailed his trash to Green for Life Environmental Corporation (GFL) after they failed to pick it up curbside. The resident not only mailed the trash …

Lack of knowledge can definitely lead to lack of engagement within our community. How many times in the last few months have I heard from friends and residents, ‘I can’t vote’, ‘I will not vote’ and ‘I am not sure if I should be voting this year just because I don’t have time to do my research’. …

The more I think about clear bags the clearer the picture I have about the clear bag green initiative program. Ideally this initiative makes sense but in reality there are questions to be answered. I am not resisting change or anything to do with green initiatives. However, as good as it sounds for our Town …