A student from the Nova Scotia Community College Strait Area Campus says he wants to make green bin collection a reality in Port Hawkesbury.
Chad Kelly says the town is one of the few municipalities that doesn’t offer curbside collection for green bins; it’s already available in 90 per cent of the province.
Kelly told The Hawk Morning Show he realized it was missing as he was eating a banana shortly after he arrived at NSCC from his hometown of Truro.
“I went to throw the banana peel out in the smaller green bins, which we transfer our material organic waste over into the larger green bin, and I couldn’t find one,” he said. “I end up throwing that banana peel inside the garbage can; this is second nature for me, to actually curbside compost, and I felt terrible- like I was actually doing something wrong.”
Kelly said his initiative is part of the natural resources and environmental technologies program; it’s his applied research project.
He said he’s still trying to get input on the topic.
“Your opinions, your views or your support would be great,” he said. “The next step is for me to compile the information, analyze it (and) put it into a report.”
Kelly said he will be presenting his report to town councillors.
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