Organic Waste Collection and Composting Project Announcement

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Mayor Diane Therrien speaking at a lectern

The City of Peterborough's organic waste collection and centralized composting program will receive up to $6 million from the Government of Canada's Low Carbon Economy Challenge.

Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef made the announcement on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 with Mayor Diane Therrien, Peterborough GreenUP executive director Brianna Salmon, and Compost Council of Canada executive director Susan Antler.

"We are excited about a city-wide organic waste collection and composting program," Mayor Diane Therrien said. "It will reduce both greenhouse gas emissions as well as our reliance on landfill. In addition, it will create composted material that will benefit our environment. It's a service that our residents have long been asking for that we're pleased to be able to deliver with support from the federal government's Low Carbon Economy Fund."

"Peterborough has been piloting a composting program for years. Our Government sees Peterborough as a leader in environmentalism and climate action. Today's investment of up to $6 million to expand Peterborough's composting program is a vote of confidence in our community," the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, stated in the Government of Canada media release.

More details on the organic waste collection and composting project are available on the City's website.