Bear-proof containers to be delivered next week, new garbage collection system to start April 4

Castlegar Source
By Castlegar Source
March 23rd, 2016

Starting April 4, the City of Castlegar will roll out changes to curbside garbage and recycling collection services. The new Solid Waste and Recycling Program has been carefully designed to help meet the City’s waste reduction goals and to reflect a commitment to environmental and economic sustainability.

Curbside Garbage Collection:

All household garbage will now be collected from standard 242L bear-resistant carts. Garbage will be picked up on a biweekly schedule, alternating with recycling weeks.

Carts are scheduled to be delivered to residents the week of March 29. Blue boxes/bags, and an updated collection schedule/ information brochure (detailing how to separate your recycling and how to unlock your cart) will be delivered inside of your cart as well.

What If I Want A Smaller Cart or a Second Cart?

The deadline to request a smaller 120L garbage cart, in lieu of the larger 242L cart, is 2 p.m. on March 24, by contacting City Hall at 250-365-7227 or email civicworks@castlegar.ca.

To purchase an additional garbage cart, contact City Hall at 250-365-7227 or email civicworks@castlegar.caanytime for more information.

Curbside Recycling Collection:

All accepted recyclable material will now be collected from standard blue boxes. Recycling will be picked up on a biweekly schedule, alternating with garbage weeks.

Residents must pre-sort their recyclables. All Mixed Paper (newspaper, cardboard, paper products) will go into one blue box and all Mixed Containers (plastics, aluminum and steel) will go into the other.

 Glass containers are no longer accepted for curbside collection. See ‘MMBC Depot Recycling’ below for information on recycling glass and other items.

MMBC Depot Recycling:

Castlegar residents can now recycle glass, plastic bags, glass packaging and styrofoam at the new MMBC Depot, located at Zion Trucking (2324 6th Ave.).  The depot accepts materials dropped off during business hours Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



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