Since the implementation of the Clear Bag Program on January 2nd, the Township of Douro-Dummer has seen a 121 metric ton decrease in garbage sent to the landfill.
This represents a 40 percent reduction in tonnage over the same period last year. To put 121 metric tons in perspective, that would be approximately 25 full truckloads of garbage (based on 2017 numbers).
An increase in recycling and compostable materials dropped off at the Hall’s Glen Transfer Station has also been noted for the same time period.
The Township of Douro-Dummer is appreciative of residents and businesses for their tremendous efforts in transitioning to using clear garbage bags and removing recyclable and compostable materials from their garbage.