Westwind Weekly News
Stirling village council discusses the future of its recycling trailer at its July 11 meeting, exploring the possibility of moving it to the local landfill transfer site.
The trailer has always been located on Main Street, but with the upcoming expiration of the current operator’s contract, council is looking into the possibility of moving it, according to Mayor Trevor Lewington.
The rationale behind the move would be to have all waste collection in one place, he said.
“It was really a discussion of what’s the future of the trailer (and) what would recycling look like,” said Lewington.
Although the village currently has curbside garbage collection, council hasn’t explored the possibility of introducing curbside recycling.
Lewington said that cost could be an impediment to introducing curbside, but it’s difficult to say since the option hasn’t been examined in depth.
“We haven’t evaluated it, so it hasn’t really come up,” he said.
Village exploring cat roaming and trapping bylaw
Council also looked into expanding its pet bylaw to include cats, which Lewington said was prompted by bylaw enforcement.
“There’s been some concern with a lot of roaming cats in some areas,” said the mayor.
The village may require a new bylaw if it wants to allow people to trap the cats and bring them into care.
“In order to do that, you have to have legal authority,” Lewington said, adding that the current bylaw is vague on that matter.
Council directed administration to look into the various options and return to council with a recommendation.
“It’s more just an exploratory conversation at this point,” Lewington said.