MESSAGE FROM COUNCILLOR TIFFANY PAULSEN – JANUARY 18, 2016
1. WASTE COLLECTION – SIGN UP!!
There has been some confusion about the new garbage and recycling pick up schedule. To better serve our growing city, improve reliability and reduce fuel and emissions, new schedules for garbage, recycling and green cart collection have been created.
To reduce confusion – I would highly suggest that everyone sign up for a free email and/or text reminder system offered by the City. Enter your address to view or download your waste and recycling collection calendar, sign up for handy email or phone reminders or add the schedule to your personal calendar. If you already receive collection reminders, you’ll continue to receive them for your 2016 collection days.
Here is the link – https://www.saskatoon.ca/services-residents/waste-recycling/collection-calendar
2. WASTE COLLECTION (PART II) – WHY DIDN’T THE CITY PICK UP MY CART??
The City receives a lot of questions about why garbage and/or recycling carts were not picked up – even though the cart was placed on the street.
A few hints:
-recycling is to be placed loosely into your cart. As a result – if the lid is not completely closed (and that means COMPLETELY – not even a 2 inch lift) – the cart will not be picked up. Reason being is – even if the lid is open slightly – when the cart is dumped, because materials are loose, they will fly all over your street – upsetting the neighbours.
– sometimes a garbage cart will be picked up if the lid is slightly open – but only because garbage is usually bagged and items will not fly all over the street.
-not sure of the right place for certain items of household waste – check out this link for complete information – https://www.saskatoon.ca/services-residents/waste-recycling/recycling/what-goes
3. NEIGHBOURHOOD PROFILES – WHO LIVES IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD?
This publication contains a wealth of demographic data for each residential neighbourhood in Saskatoon, such as how many people own houses, average income of residents, park space per resident, ethnic diversity, and political participation. Used by all types of people, from residents to business owners to community organizations, the data in Neighbourhood Profiles can help people plan for the future or just provide a snapshot of a neighbourhood.
Here is the link – https://www.saskatoon.ca/sites/default/files/neighbourhood_profiles.pdf