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Saskatoon sees high demand for smaller black waste carts [Video]

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The City of Saskatoon says it’s seeing a high demand for smaller black garbage carts as residents look to save costs and space.

“We are excited by the amount of interest there has been in the cart size options just one week into a two-month window for swap requests,” waste director Brendan Lemke said in a news release.

The city said that since the two-month application window opened up last Monday, it has received more than 3,500 requests for a cart swap.

The new option to pick from three different black cart sizes, each with a different cost, was introduced as part of a series of changes to waste pickup. The city added a green cart for organic waste last year and started charging for waste collection as a utility.

“Communities that use similar approaches have seen their waste diversion rates improve by five to 17 per cent, as residents …

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