Toronto, Ontario, is going to upgrade its fleet of 500,000 residential organic waste bins. Los Angeles-based Rehrig Pacific Co. won the contract to provide the bins.

“After a rigorous Request for Proposal process involving many levels of evaluation, the city of Toronto is pleased to acknowledge Rehrig Pacific Co. as the successful vendor awarded a 10-year contract to manufacture, deliver and maintain Toronto’s next generation of Green Bins,” said Beth Goodger, General Manager of the city’s Solid Waste Management Services division.

The new bins (photo below on left) were designed to keep out one of the most persistent pests the city faces — raccoons. The new bins feature a locking mechanism that prevents these critters from opening the bins, consuming the waste, and leaving a mess for the city and residents to clean. “These bins will debut the latest technology such as improved animal-resistant features and a gravity-based locking mechanism. The style and size of the bin affords us the efficiencies of automated/semi-automated collection and enhances our ability to divert even more organics from landfill, building upon our leading status as the operators of North America’s largest successful organics collection program,” added Goodger.

The new bins will be manufactured within the coming months and delivered to Toronto by early 2016. “All considerations have been made to determine the best solution for the city of Toronto’s organic waste program and more importantly, the residents who will be using the bins,” said Dennis Monestier, Canadian Sales Manager at Rehrig Pacific. “We’ve worked closely with the city to identify their challenges with the current collection methods and existing bins, which have been reaching the end of their life expectancy. After a series of stringent testing phases, we were able to design a new 100-liter organics bin specifically for the city that improves the logistical efficiencies of collection and enhances the residents experience for participating in the organics collection program.”

Rehrig Pacific will be exhibiting at the 2015 Waste Expo Conference from June 1st through June 4th in Las Vegas at booth #3023. The company provides logistics optimization solutions for 11 vertical industries

In the video, see how the company’s EnviroGuard Organic Bin protects against relentless critters.


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