Next week is the week of November 10th, and curbside recycling is due to begin in Fort St. John.
All residents who currently receive curbside garbage pick-up will be receiving a new blue recycling bin. That bin can go to the curb the week of November 10th.
Garbage will be picked up the following week – the week of the 17th. This means that garbage and recycling pick up will alternate week by week.
For residents still expecting garbage collection this week, the City is asking that blue bins be put away so they don’t interfere with garbage collection.
Julie Rogers with the City of Fort St. John said there are residents that have their blue bins still at the end of the drive way, but speculates they are leaving them there for collection next week.
She adds that there needs to be 6 ft, or 2 m, or space around the recycling bin, and lids need to be closed.
Items to be collected in the blue bins include:
- tin cans,
- aerosol cans (not paint aerosol),
- plastics #1-7 and
- plastic grocery bags
Some big items that Rogers reminds people to keep out of the blue bins are styrofoam (both blocks and take out containers), glass, and styrofoam egg cartons. (Cardboard is acceptable.)
Glass can be taken to Eco Depot to be recycled, as can styrofoam blocks. But Rogers notes that styrofoam egg cartons and take out containers cannot.
More information about recycling, including when collection starts in your neighbourhood, can be found here.