Stratford News Stratford to begin curbside organic waste collection next year SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Wednesday, Oct. 9th, 2019 First instalment of property taxes due Friday. (MyStratfordNow.com file photo) You’ll soon be able to leave your organic waste by the curb to be recycled. At a special meeting Tuesday night, Stratford City Council voted to begin a curbside organics collection program as of the beginning of next year. The Stratford Beacon Herald reports that the program will cost around $388-thousand annually for weekly pickup through Canadian Waste Management plus $250-thousand which is a one-time cost for purchasing and distributing around 11-thousand green and kitchen bins. Just where the funding will come from for the program costs is expected to be discussed during consultations on Stratford’s 2020 budget.