No changes to curbside waste collection over holidays in Campbell River

There will be no changes in days for waste collection this year.

  • Dec. 15, 2016 4:00 p.m.

City of Campbell River residents who take their garbage and recyclables to the curb are reminded that there will be no changes in days for waste collection this year.

While residents are encouraged to recycle as much as possible, from Dec. 26 to Jan. 8, Emterra will accept extra garbage during curbside collection to help people clear away after the holidays. No tags will be required for extra containers, but the weight limit still applies. Each container must weigh no more than 20 kg or 44 pounds.

“Although extra garbage will be accepted, we remind residents that’s it’s going to a landfill with limited capacity,” says Drew Hadfield, the City’s transportation manager. “We encourage residents to find creative ways to reduce, reuse and recycle during the holiday. For green gift ideas, consider making a donation to a cause supported by family or friends, or give gift certificates for local services such as a restaurant, movie passes, swimming or skating passes, a massage or other activities.”

Residents are also encouraged to recycle Styrofoam packaging, plastic wrap, and glass at the Island Return It Centre on Willow Street or at the Campbell River Waste Management Centre on Argonaut Road.

Landfill hours: Campbell River Waste Management Centre on Argonaut Road will be closed Sundays Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 – otherwise open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Yard waste drop-off centre hours remain Friday to Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Closed, Sundays Dec. 25 and Jan. 1)

Tree chipping

Support the BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund and have your Christmas tree chipped by donation. Tree chipping will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2 at the Campbell River Sportsplex, 1800 S. Alder Street.

Please direct questions about waste collection to Emterra at 250-286-0211.

Campbell River waste collection guidelines and routes schedule are posted on the City’s website.

Residents without Internet access can pick up paper copies of waste collection information at City facilities.

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