Recycling Checks Show Nearly All Residents Complying

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FORT ST. JOHN – City bylaw officers and recycling collections contractors say that most residents in Fort St. John are adhering to the city’s rules regarding items permitted in collection bins.

City officials were joined by staff from NEAT during the spot checks. Of the approximately 600 bins that were checked during yesterday morning’s collection run, 30 bins were red-stickered by works crews and not picked up. Those residents that failed their spot checks will have to remove the non-recyclables and put the bin out again in 2 weeks, or bring them to the Eco-Depot.


The most common issues were bins that contained: Styrofoam, non-recyclable plastic, recycling in bags, and glass materials which are not allowed.