With respect to the contract the City of Ottawa, in one of its more unfathomable moments, signed with OrgaWorld for the handling of organic waste, I would like to have answers to the following points:
- Did Twitty Hall ever do any sort of objective survey as to how many householders would consecrate their time and their slop to this activity, and of the anticipated slop/household?
- Was the motivation (score 1-10) behind the deal "saving the planet from climate change" (Twitty Hall - 10, Residents - 2)?
- Alternatively, was the motivation to merely save landfill space (not a negligible idea, but one not discussed)
- If 1 above, how much CO2/CH4 was OrgaWorld directed to reduce in the battle to save the planet?
- Further to the above, to what extent was the Orgaworld contract directed to minimizing GHG emissions vs. efficiently dealing with garbage?
I have a (now former) colleague who trashed his green bin when told that he would have to store said implement in his garage between slop pickup days. When he remonstrated with the Twitty Hall Gang that he really didn't feel like opening his home to maggots, he was advised by the Twitty Hall Genii to buy a freezer to freeze the slop, then putting it in the Jolly Green Bin just before collection. (And, should the motivation behind the Green Bin Crusade be 2 above, remember that it takes emissions-loaded electricity to run the freezer). He was not impressed.
Folks, the average fast-food truck owner does more due diligence of his contracts than, apparently, does City staff (of which, at last report, there were 14,000). But that's OK - when things go south, Council can be depended on to commission an audit and then never release it. Moscow was better run - at least, it has a subway. With chandeliers, even.