Toronto, Ontario's capital and each of the four regional governments around it -- which combined are known as the Greater Toronto Area, or GTA -- have young but well-entrenched programs for curbside collection of kitchen scraps and other organic leftovers for processing into compost. All are successful, so much so that one of their main difficulties is coping with the increasing quantities that residents are sorting and putting out for weekly collection in what are called Green Bins or Green Carts. The capacity crunch is partly the result of problems, mostly related to odor complaints, which forced some organics processors to temporarily reduce shut their operations. Each region takes almost any food wastes, including bones, as well as soiled tissues and napkins, paper-based food containers, coffee grounds and filters and houseplants. Officials say they're surprised at how quickly attitudes toward organics recycling have changed.
GREATER TORONTO AT FULL STEAM WITH RESIDENTIAL ORGANICS PROGRAMS Peter Gorrie BioCycle; Aug 2010; 51, 8; Docstoc pg. 36
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