CHATHAM, ON, June 23, 2015 /CNW/ - Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd.
("the Company" or "Progressive Waste") today announced the official
launch of its new automated waste collection service in the
Municipality of Chatham-Kent.
"We are committed to providing the safest, most environmentally
responsible and efficient waste collection services for our municipal
customers across North America," said George South, Area Manager
(Ontario) for Progressive Waste. "The new automated waste collection
service will provide added convenience for residents, minimize litter
on local streets and reduce safety risks posed to both drivers and
residents by distracted drivers near the waste collection process."
The benefits of automated waste collection include:
Wheeled containers are easier, more maneuverable and safer for residents
because there is no carrying or lifting of heavy garbage bags or cans;
Automated collection virtually eliminates street litter after pickups
and the containers' lids keep crows, skunks, raccoons and other animals
away from waste materials;
The new cart is fully compatible with the Municipality's curbside bylaw
and three bag limit;
Collection crews stay in their vehicles reducing the chance for employee
injuries associated with manual collection;
Improved safety for the public as automated collection routes are
designed for right-side only collection reducing the number of
unprotected left turns on the streets.
"I have tried these wheeled containers myself, and they are safe and
easy to handle," said Chatham-Kent Mayor Randy Hope. "Best of all,
they have a tight seal so the crows and raccoons are going to be
disappointed. This is a big green step forward for Chatham-Kent."
Progressive Waste will distribute the new waste collection carts to each
residence in the community of Chatham over an approximately two-week
period starting July 6, 2015. The carts will be free of charge and
contain a flyer explaining the proper use of the cart. The new
automated waste collection system will be rolled out to smaller
communities within Chatham-Kent later this summer and into the fall.
Progressive Waste completed a successful trial run of the new service in
the communities of Tilbury and Wallaceburg earlier this year. The
Company's local and senior management teams have many years' experience
implementing automated collection services. The official launch with
the Municipality of Chatham-Kent was part of an information program to
build awareness and understanding of the new carts use and the
"Progressive Waste currently provides automated waste collection
services to many municipalities across North America and we're proud to
bring this service to Municipality of Chatham-Kent," said Mr. South.
A video on the proper use of the cart can be seen at www.progressivewaste.com/chatham
About Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd.
As one of North America's largest full-service waste management
companies, we provide non-hazardous solid waste collection, recycling
and disposal services to commercial, industrial, municipal and
residential customers in 13 U.S. states and the District of Columbia
and six Canadian provinces. We serve our customers with vertically
integrated collection and disposal assets. To find out more about
Progressive Waste, visit our website at www.progressivewaste.com
Commitment to Sustainability
Progressive Waste Solutions is committed to creating a more sustainable
future. Our environmental practices and technologies provide benefits
including: diversion of waste from our landfills through our recycling
facilities; organized, timely, safe waste removal from residential and
business communities; energy capture of greenhouse gases for productive
use; and recycling and composting to conserve precious resources.
Beyond meeting and exceeding regulatory expectations, we work
constantly to identify best management practices that promote
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For further information:
Name: Steve McArthur, District Manager
Phone: 519 737 3701
Wes Muir, Director, Public and Government Relations
Phone: 416 454 1518