Curbside Recycling Carts Being Delivered
Blue recycling carts are being delivered to Kimberley homes over the next 2 weeks in preparation for the August 31st curbside recycling program start date.
City contractors will place one 240-litre wheeled cart at each residential property with all carts set to be delivered by August 21st. Carts will be placed at the end of each driveway or walkway. Residents are asked to remove the cart from the street and to not put them back out until their first collection day.
Carts are tagged with tracking numbers that correspond to each household. Information guides inside the new carts contain information on the collection schedule and routes, cart placement instructions and information on what can and cannot be recycled in the cart.
“We ask residents to review the information on materials they can recycle in the cart and familiarize themselves with what they shouldn’t be putting inside. It is very important to avoid cart contamination that can be a safety issue for collection staff and that will reduce our ability to effectively recycle appropriate materials,” said Nik Morissette, Manager of Roads and Solid Waste for the City of Kimberley. “We will be monitoring carts regularly to make sure residents are placing the right items inside. Tracking numbers will help us track contaminants back to individual households and we can then provide more education or enforcement as needed. Items that are not recyclable inside the blue cart can be taken to the Recycle BC Depot/Kimberley Transfer Station. We thank residents in advance for helping our team avoid cart contamination.”
For further information on recycling in Kimberley, visit www.kimberley.ca/recycle. If you have not received a blue cart by August 22nd, please contact City Operations at 250-427-9660 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.