Recently, I have been contacted by a lot of residents, stating that their yard waste was being dumped in with their garbage when picked up. Then, I witnessed this myself at my own home, caught even by Ring doorbell. Why? Why is this happening? I have asked our City Administration to reach out to GFL and discuss this with them.
We are paying for, and expect that our yard waste be cared for separately, as we do not need to fill landfills with yard waste. Our contract (linked document has expired, but the contract was extended for five years as provided in the contract) states: "The cost for collection and disposal of yard waste materials, including disposal fees to an acceptable composting site or facility, shall be included in the unit cost for...". To me that sounds like we are paying for it and expect it.
But recently I have also read about many issues with solid waste, not only relating to yard waste, but also recycling. Please check out this article by NPR, and also the video below.