MEDIA RELEASE

Garbage Cart Size Survey Online

October 11, 2016

GRANDE PRAIRIE– Aquatera is inviting customers to provide feedback on the size of their residential garbage cart via an online survey.

The short survey takes only a few minutes to complete and will help determine the public opinion on the need for smaller or larger carts in Grande Prairie.

“We are always looking for way to improve services to our customers,” says Chelsea Lewis, Communications Manager. “We’ve received feedback from the public about providing more than one option for cart sizes, so this survey is an opportunity to explore that.”

Currently, Aquatera provides a single option for residential garbage carts, which are 65 gallons (240 litres).

“The feedback we’ve received from residents asks us to look at creating what could be described as a ‘pay as you throw’ system, where our customers pay a reduced rate for a smaller cart, with any additional bags requiring a bag tag,” says Brent Giesbrecht, Acting Recycling Manager.

“We understand that each household has its own unique needs,” he adds. “This survey will provide us with some preliminary information to gauge our customer’s appetite for a change. What we hear back will determine whether we move forward with further research into the feasibility of such a change.”

Over the next two weeks Aquatera customers can find the survey at www.aquatera.ca/surveys or via their Facebook or Twitter pages.

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Aquatera Utilities Inc. is the Grande Prairie region’s provider of water, wastewater and solid waste services. Its core purposes is helping grow healthy communities and aims to have the best people providing the best service for the best value. For more information: www.aquatera.ca

Contact
Chelsea Lewis
Communications and Change Manager
Aquatera Utilities Inc.
P: 587.297.0692