UpperCanadian saidMine shows I eat very healthy and sort issiduously.
My non-recyclable waste is minimal.
Although, last time I checked, PEI had one of the best recycling programs on the planet! I'm blown away at what my folks are able to recycle and with less sorting than we have out west....bones...how many places say you can recycle kitchen compost, let alone say "throw in the bones"! How a 150,000 person jurisdiction does it is beyond me, but I suppose they have to...the Island is only so big, lol.
Totally. It is complicated as heck when you first arrive. It took me two years before I stopped mis-sorting and having them refuse to pick up the blue bags (on which they would stick BIG RED TAGS you could see from down the block).
We have a big green cart for compostables;
CERTAIN plastics and metalsgo in Blue Bag 1;
fine paper in and CERTAIN types of cardboard go in Blue Bag 2;
"boxboard" in the Green Cart.
Electronics have to be taken to special depots;
Batteries go into special bins at stores;
Plastic grocery bags have to go back to the stores for DIFFERENT handling
(don't put them in Blue bag 1)
What little else not covered there is Black Cart (garbage)
On suvh a small island, there is no place for labdfills and you it cannot be dumpd in the sea or it will harmthe fishery
Our waste is transported to the mainland.
(I even peel the plastic away from Kleenex Boxes. The Box is "boxboard" andt he plastic goes into Blue Bag 2.
If they see something wrong in your green Bin, it gets left. you have to remove thye offending material and put it out again two weeks later.
Cloth must go into the Black Cart.
Got all that?
Now you now why when we have visitors - "thanks for offering but I'll clean up the kitchen after dinner. " You'll never get it right., Mum.)
After three years Danny finally has it mostly down pat, but will still occasionally say, "uh, Trev, which bin does this go in?" (and we have to check the chart)
On downtown street corners you see these very attractive "triple" bins" for people to toss out garbage.