Thursday, October 27, 2022

Take Langley City’s Trashy Survey

Garbage Bin

Langley City has a mix of garbage-only containers and garbage and recycling containers in parks, trails, and along the street. In the fall of 2021, the City completed an audit of what people throw into these containers.

The City found that people threw a lot of pet waste into these bins; 44% of the waste in these bins was pet waste. Compostable waste was the next largest category of things people discarded at 23%. The study also found that many people were not sorting waste at the current garbage/recycling bins. This lack of sorting means that all things put into the garbage or recycling bins along the streets end up in the landfill or burned. In a previous post, you can read more about this and see more detailed information about the waste audit.

Our goal as a City and region is to divert waste from going to the landfill or being burned, so the City is working on how we can divert waste from our public containers. The City needs your help.

The City is asking people to take a 5-minute survey about public waste containers in our community.

The survey covers where you think the City should locate containers, how the City should handle pet and food waste, and what style of container would make it easier for you to sort waste, among other questions.

The survey is open until the end of the day on November 10th.

Take the survey at:

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