Which cities have the best recycling options?

Posted September 25, 2018 14:58:23Every year in Halifax, Nova Scotia, hundreds of tonnes of waste are recycled into a new product or service.

But for the residents of the city, it’s a bittersweet moment.

The municipal landfill in Halifax is currently under renovation, and while the area around the site is currently in good shape, the site itself is being turned into a residential neighbourhood.

As a result, the residents are living with the idea that the new residents will have to move out and start fresh.

“We will have a new house to live in, a new apartment, a brand new condo and we’re going to have to go to the landfill again,” said Nicole Bower, who has lived in the Halifax suburb of Mount Pleasant for a decade.

Ms Bower said the community was experiencing a shortage of recycling options for the new arrivals.

“It’s very frustrating, I’ve lived here for 30 years, and we have recycling and we recycle it in the city,” she said.

“I’ve lived in this neighbourhood for 15 years and I’ve never seen any of this recycling happening.”

Ms Bowers said the problem is that people have been living in neighbourhoods that were previously garbage dumps and the city has not taken steps to address the problem.

“The city has been slow to take action, and they haven’t been doing enough to address it,” she told ABC Radio.

“You’re always in the process of trying to find ways to get people to live where they want to live, and it’s not just because they don’t want to move to another part of town, they want the city to be better.”

She said residents had to start looking elsewhere to find recycling.

“They are looking at other cities that are not garbage dumps, like other cities like Portland, Oregon, or New York, or cities like Vancouver, British Columbia, and other places,” she explained.

“There’s nothing wrong with them but it’s time for them to come up with solutions for the community and start building a better community.”

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