City launches recycling pilot project on Elgin Street



Mayor Jim Watson, River Coun. Maria McRae, and Somerset Coun. Diane Holmes launch a recycling pilot project on Elgin Street.

The city today launched a new pilot project that will see the installation of 26 recycling bins along a 14-block section of Elgin Street from Laurier Avenue West to Catherine Street.

Existing garbage bins along Elgin will be replaced with triple-bin recycling containers.

“Everything has to go somewhere,” said River Coun. Maria McRae, chair of the environment committee, in a city news release. “Taking a moment to place recyclable waste like paper and aluminum cans in their proper place goes a long way toward keeping litter off of our streets and out of our landfill. These new bins will make it easy to do so.”

The project will be assessed to determine if it is feasible to replace all trash receptacles with recycling bins throughout the city.