Update: Glass Collection Resumes Monday, December 13

Recycle BC’s glass collection facilities are able to receive material beginning Monday, December 13. As a result, the Township’s contracted hauler, Sierra Waste Ltd., will resume collecting glass for both curbside (single family homes and townhomes) as well as centralized (apartments, condos, etc.) properties in all areas beginning Monday, December 13.

Collection times over the next couple weeks may extend as crews work to clear the backlog in material. Please ensure recycling is at the curb by 7:30am on collection day. Your patience is appreciated as service resumes.

Note: While curbside and centralized collection of glass will be resuming, depot collection of foam and non-deposit glass remains suspended. Please monitor Recycle BC’s website for when depot collection will resume

Originally posted November 18:

Recycle BC, the organization managing residential recycling for much of the province, has temporarily suspended curbside glass collection effective Monday, November 22.

Recycle BC’s transportation, storing, and processing measures for glass collection have been impacted by the flooding and road closures in southern BC. As a result, Recycle BC has requested all participating municipalities and recycling depots to suspend glass collection. As such, the Township’s contracted waste hauler, Sierra Waste Ltd., will no longer collect glass beginning Monday, November 22 until further notice.

Curbside collection for other recyclables – such as paper, cardboard, and containers – remains in effect and unchanged. Recycle BC requests residents continue to separate their glass from other recyclables and store glass items until collection is reinstated. Residents are reminded that glass is not accepted mixed in with other recycling, is not accepted in garbage, and at this time, only refundable glass items can be brought to a depot for recycling.

We appreciate your cooperation and will inform residents when glass collection resumes.

More information

Learn more about Recycle BC, the Township’s recycling program, and find frequently asked questions regarding the adjustment to Recycle BC programming in 2018. Read more about Recycle BC's program hiatus at Material Collection Suspension – Glass bottles and jars and foam packaging.

Engineering Division