It’s sometimes a good thing when you ace yourself out of a job.
Coun. Ed McPherson may well have just done that, as the chairman of the waste management committee.
The committee was started six years ago, and “there is no comparison,” between then and now, McPherson said. “Perth leads the county in terms of recycling.”
Compared to Ottawa and their headaches installing a green bin program, McPherson called the green bin program in Perth “very successful.”
“The larger (the amount) we diverse from landfill, the more our landfill will last, the more taxpayer money we will save,” said McPherson.
He predicted that the committee would disband sometime in the new year, with the last meetings likely to be held in January.
“This is something you don’t hear a lot about. We’ve saved a lot of money,” said McPherson.
He commended town staff, particularly Grant Machan, for their hard work on green initiatives, as well as EcoPerth for their participation.