Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Misuse of New Garbage Cans in Birch Glen Park

We were all pleased to see the two new Recycle/Garbage cans that the City of
Mississauga Parks Department had installed on the North side of the pathway in Birch Glen Park. Brand new and bright blue, they replaced the old rusty ones we had by the bridge before. We had a new repository for litter and dog poop. But it looks as though some residents have something else in mind.
      On a recent walk through the park, the cans contained bags of household garbage as well as food waste that should have gone into a green bin. This has been reported to the Parks Department for follow-up.
       All residents of this neighbourhood should be aware that garbage, recycling and organic waste is collected once a week on Tuesday, and that it must be placed on the curb in front of each house. Two bags are permitted per address. Additional waste must have a tag. 
         Owners who have a secondary or rental apartment in their home should ensure their renter can place waste at the curb to prevent it ending up in the park waste bins.