Wetaskiwin Council approves $400K funding for organic program supply purchases

 By Qiam Noori  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter To fund expanded services, Wetaskiwin Council has approved one-time funding for supplies to be purchased for the city’s organics program. The city would use the money saved in 2023 by contracting out the waste services to purchase the required supplies. The costs include manufacturing 4,400 curbside carts, 4,300 kitchen catchers (7L), freight, assembly, and delivery to all account holders, according to the city’s report presented at the Jan. 22 regular council meeting. Kathy Lewin, the General Manager of Municipal Services – who presented the report, said that the service is only for residential buildings. She added that the organic waste would be picked up the same day the other waste bins were being collected, but likely via a different truck. Lewin further said…

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