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New garbage, recycling and organics program for Sechelt Dec 6

Posted: 11 days ago

Sechelt, BC – The District of Sechelt will launch a new curbside collection program for garbage, recycling, food waste and yard waste for all residential properties December 6, 2021.

 

The new program will include garbage and recycling every other week, plus weekly food waste and yard waste collection using new automated trucks from Waste Management. 

 

Collection days for most neighbourhoods will change after December 6th. A new calendar, collection route map and information on what goes in each bin will be provided inside the new green bin. Information is also available at sechelt.ca.

 

New black bins for garbage, blue bins for recycling and green bins for food waste will be distributed starting the week of November 22nd, two weeks before the program starts.

  • The final recycling collection using the old blue bins will be Monday November 29th and Monday December 6th.

 

  • The final garbage collection using the old bins will take place Tuesday November 30th and Friday December 3rd.

 

Please begin using the new bins for garbage, recycling and food waste after the final collection in the old bins. Yard waste will be collected in yard waste bags, which can be purchased from local retailers. Do not put yard waste in the food waste bin.

 

Old blue recycling bins District-wide will be picked up starting December 6th. Old green bins from the Davis Bay organics pilot project will also be picked up starting Dec 6. Old bins must be placed, empty, at the curb on the morning of December 6th and left out until Waste Management collects them. This could take up to two weeks.

 

Mayor Siegers noted, “under the new contract, Waste Management brought in a fleet of new, fully automated, trucks to service Sechelt that can complete our routes with one operator, instead of two. Bin placement will be important to ensure the new system operates efficiently – the opening of the bins should face the street and bins must be at least 1 metre away from other bins and obstacles.”

 

Kirn Dhillon, Director of Engineering and Operations, said, “the introduction of organics collection for Sechelt will make a big difference in diverting these materials from the landfill. This new program improves efficiency and sustainability of waste collection for Sechelt.”

 

More information on the new waste collection program is available at sechelt.ca/waste.

 

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Contact:

Kerianne Poulsen

Acting communications manager

kpoulsen@sechelt.ca

604-740-8479