CRD recycling collection to resume today, labour dispute resolved

CRD recycling collection to resume today, labour dispute resolved
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The Capital Regional District says the recycling collection contractor’s internal labour dispute has now been resolved.

Emterra Environmental did not conduct recycling collection Tuesday due to a labour dispute.

The CRD says collection today was delayed, but is now underway and the dispute has been resolved.

Due to the delay, it is anticipated that not every route will have its recycling collected.

If your recycling is not collected by 9 p.m., the CRD advises that you bring in the recycling and hold it for your next collection day.

Alternatively, recycling can be dropped off at depots free of charge.




This story has been updated to reflect the labour dispute has been resolved. The original story is preserved below.

Emterra Environmental says recycling collection will resume today, but crews may not be able to get to every scheduled house today due to an ongoing labour shortage.

Emterra is the contractor responsible for recycling collection in the Capital Regional District.

Recycling collection was cancelled Tuesday due to a labour dispute, and when reached for comment Emterra said the labour dispute is ongoing.

The company said the trucks are going out Wednesday but there is a labour shortage so workers may not get to every house.

If recycling isn’t collected by 9 p.m., people are advised to bring their recycling in and hold it for their next collection day.

Emterra says crews will not be doing additional runs to make up for the routes that are missed.

The CRD says that recycling can be dropped off at depots for free of charge, or on the next collection date.

There is no limit to how much recycling can be put out for curbside collection.

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