Council approves recycling contract at a higher cost and with fewer acceptable materials

Recycling is about to get more complicated – and more expensive – in the City of Stratford.

At the beginning of next month, Stratford residents will no longer be able to recycle drink cartons, aluminum foil, aerosol containers and paint cans.

As Stratford’s current seven-year recycling contract with the Bluewater Recycling Association is set to expire at the end of April, city councillors voted Monday night in favour of a new contract with the company that will see the cost per tonne of material collected more than double from $90 to $185. That’s an increase of roughly $250,000 added to Stratford’s 2019 waste management budget, which council opted to fund through the city’s community services reserve. Read more

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