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Renters’ recycling can get trashed

Date November 4, 2015 Author Jason Smith Categories RCO in the News

Renters’ recycling can get trashed
Apartment dweller watches his diligent sorting instantly undone by contractor — and he’s probably not alone.

Kevin Nugent diligently sorts his trash and recycling every week in the kitchen of his Lawton Boulevard apartment. He descends seven flights of stairs to empty both bags — one grey, the other black — into two separate bins. 

So when he witnessed a waste-collection truck empty all that work in with the regular garbage, Nugent grabbed his camera and hit “record.” 

The resulting footage appears to point to a problem Toronto has struggled with for years: how to deal with multi-residential buildings, mostly apartments and condos, whose waste is privately collected and free from city oversight.

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