Global Affinity staff are on the ground in Nanaimo as Phase 1 of their new automated curbside collection carts are being distributed between October 10-23, 2017.
All residents in Central Nanaimo will be getting three new waste collection carts: A blue recycling cart, a green organics cart (includes food and yard waste) and a waste cart. All carts are easy to handle on wheels and built to be collected by an automated arm on the City of Nanaimo’s new waste collection trucks.
Having worked with the distribution of the automated collection carts in the Central Okanagan, Global Affinity knew that having a friendly face on the ground as the carts are being delivered is an invaluable part to the success of the program.
Residents of Nanaimo are already well versed in waste reduction, having had weekly organics collection for a number of years. This new collection system will help the City meet their reduction goals of 75%, reduce workplace injuries and make collection easier, cleaner and more convenient for residents.
To make sure there are plenty of friendly people for residents to talk to as their carts are being distributed, Global Affinity has enlisted volunteers from local non-profits interested in fundraising in exchange for their time. The opportunity includes talking to homeowners about what items go in each of their three carts, how the automated waste collection program will benefit them and answering any questions they may have.
This win-win opportunity provides additional engagement during the distribution of the new automated carts and local organizations gain funds to continue doing the great work that they already do within the greater Nanaimo area.
Phase 1 will include delivering to 8000 homes in October in Central Nanaimo, with the remaining homes receiving their carts in early summer, 2018. Any group interested in participating in the 2018 program are asked to contact volunteer coordinator, by email (lindsay [at] globalaffinity.ca) or phone (250-650-2302).
For more information about Nanaimo’s Sort Toss Roll Program, visit http://www.nanaimo.ca/goto/sorttossroll.