Clear Garbage Bag Program In Township of Douro Dummer Has Been Great Success

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).

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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.

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