18-unit Townhouse Community – A Case Study
We provide one of our 240L wheeled totes to an 18-unit townhouse community, where all residents received a kitchen catcher, and starter roll of 25 Biobag Compostable Bags. Every second Tuesday, we arrive to exchange the full tote with a freshly-cleaned one. For the pickups, we charge $40 per month. When buying 10 or more kitchen catchers for each resident, the cost was only $12.50/each, and a roll of 25 bags just $5. In multi-family communities that require more than one tote at a time, volume discounts apply to additional bins. (ie. 2 x 240L picked up every other week costs just $55/month, including pickups and tote rentals).
This progressive program allows this progressive community to divert approximately 180 kgs. each month. Each year, that's the equivalent of a 4-door sedan that is be beneficially recycled locally, not buried at the CRD Hartland landfill. What’s more, The CRD will be significantly increasing the cost of dumping garbage containing food waste in Hartland Landfill in 2013.
With more than 1600 commercial and residential customers participating, you can see we're making a huge difference. Please contact us to find out how we can support your efforts.