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Toronto might be getting a new green bin, but just don’t expect it to be raccoon-proof, says the city’s senior solid-waste management analyst. “We never say raccoon-proof,” said Kevin Vibert. “To make a bin that is 100% raccoon-proof, you would almost have to build a vault.” The city of Toronto is in the early stages of designing the next-generation green bin — one that will, at the very least, be more challenging to raccoons than the current model. “It is the biggest design feature we would consider when looking at proposals,” Mr. Vibert said, though he also wants a bin that will last at least 10 years and be easy for collection — preferably automatic rather than manual. Kristin Annable takes a look at the options, the challenges and the Germans.
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