Friday, January 28, 2011

The New Stratas Fear: Missing out on Curbside Compost Service


You may have heard that, beginning this March, residents within the bubbling metropolis of Duncan B.C. will be receiving curbside compost pickup service.

Exciting news, to be sure.

Every residential dwelling — a.k.a. single family home — within the city limits will automatically get this privilege.

People living in apartment buildings and strata complexes, however, will not.

It's not because the city has a vendetta against multi-family dwellings. Apartments and stratas are considered commercial properties in the eyes of the tax collectors, so they are excluded from the municipally offered service.

Worry Not, Stratas!

We're here for you.

Cowichan Recyclists offers an extremely cost effective, clean and efficient curbside pickup service for stratas and apartments, too.

Just because the city can't deliver the service to you doesn't mean you can't compost with the rest of them.

Give us a call or e-mail and we can help you move toward zero waste.

4 comments:

Clemens Rettich said...

This is great news Aaron! I'm looking forward to reading more about the options for strata and restaurant owners!

Cowichan Recyclists... said...

Thanks, Clemens.
A lot of people who live in apartments used to have houses where they composted in their backyard.

So the desire is there. We want to make sure they have the means to do it!

Andrea C. said...

Here in Toronto, curbside compost pick-up is currently only available to single-family homes, while service to apartment buildings is supposed to be rolled out over the next few years. I got tired of waiting in my 200-unit rental building and moved into an apartment above a store because I couldn't stand throwing out food scraps anymore!

That being said, you guys are offering a valuable service, and I commend you.

Cowichan Recyclists... said...

You are seriously committed to the cause if you move in order to compost, Andrea. Nicely done!

We are already seeing a lot of apartment dwellers asking to be included. The municipalities just don't have the infrastructure in place at this time.

We're happy to fill that gap.