Expect delays in curbside recycling collection

Jan 18, 2023 (updated Feb 06, 2023, 3:44pm)

Materials not picked up by 9pm on a scheduled collection day should be left out for one additional day.

Any items not collected by the second day should be retained for the next scheduled collection day.

There is no limit to how much material can be placed at the curb. If unable to hold onto materials until the next collection day, residents can return their paper, cardboard and mixed containers to a recycling depot for free. For a list of participating depots, please visit www.crd.bc.ca/curbside.

The CRD is exploring options to immediately increase service levels with additional third party collection resources and it is anticipated that the increased collection capacity, along with Emterra’s work to stabilize their operations, will result in substantial improvements in curbside service delivery.

As the CRD works with Emterra and additional collection resources to improve blue box service, residents can continue to expect collection delays in the short term. The CRD understands the impact these ongoing service disruptions have had on residents and appreciates their patience as we work to return the blue box program to normal service levels as quickly as possible.

The CRD is committed to communicating potential delays as soon as they’re known via the CRD website and blue box collection reminder system

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