Glass recycling collection paused for January in CRD

Glass recycling collection paused for January in CRD
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A new company is taking over the recycling collection for the Capital Regional District (CRD) starting Tuesday, and for its first month in operation, glass will not be collected.

GFL Environmental Incorporated is taking over the task of collecting recycling from Emterra Environmental, after Emterra’s six-year contract ended.

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The change was announced in October 2022, giving GFL 15 months to prepare to take over the contract. The CRD says some collection schedules will change and those residents will be notified directly.

“We are committed to environmental sustainability and providing efficient waste management solutions,” said Russ Smith, senior manager of CRD Environmental Resource Management. “This new contract offers increased collection capacity to reliably service the region, including future growth.”

Between Jan. 2 and Feb. 1, glass will not be collected at curbside “due to labour disruption impacts,” according to a news release from the CRD.

The contract awarded to GFL requires the use of low or zero-emission vehicles. The company will be using 23 trucks fueled by compressed natural gas, and two electric-powered trucks.

The collection schedule and information portal of what can and can’t be recycled can be found on the CRD’s website.

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