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Sep 2018 | The Future of Public Service Delivery

PSD'S Sloane Sweazey in Conversation with Mayor Georges Bourelle, Town of Beaconsfield

Waste management is an area of public service delivery that will see dramatic changes in future decades. As Stefanie Fisher discussed in her article, garbage collection using mechanical engineering has been proven to boost worker safety, recycling rates, and waste diversion. Surely, automated garbage collec- tion is an exciting new frontier in waste diversion. But cities need not always automate to transform waste management. The Town of Bea- consfield received funding from FCM’s Green Municipal Fund to implement a year-long waste diversion project. Beaconsfield’s efforts – and success – show that introducing new technology is not the only answer to diverting waste, and that simple operational changes can have significant impacts.


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