When organic waste is buried, it produces a lot of greenhouse gases, which contribute to climate change. The organic waste collection therefore aims to:
Cut down on the amount of waste sent to landfill.
Reduce greenhouse gases.
Produce compost to enrich soil.
What happens to organic waste collected?
Organic waste disposed of in the bins is sent to a processing plant in order to convert it to compost—a natural fertilizer. This compost is used to enrich the soil in parks and other green spaces in the city. It is also distributed free of charge to residents on compost distribution days.
How often are the collections carried out?
Since nearly half of your household waste bin consists of organic waste, the waste collections are carried out as follows: