Transportation challenges stemming from recent extreme weather events are impacting waste depots across B.C., including in Campbell River.
On Monday (Nov. 22), Recycle BC — the non-profit responsible for the recycling of residential garbage — temporarily suspended the collection of glass and foam packaging.
“Recycle BC is encouraging people to retain those materials for the time being, until these services are available again,” the City of Campbell River said.
With this in mind, locals should avoid taking any glass bottles and jars or foam packaging to the local Island Return It depot or the Campbell River Waste Management Centre.
As well, glass bottles and jars won’t be accepted via curbside collection.
However, it’s noted that Recycle BC will continue to collect and receive paper, cardboard, containers and soft plastics. “Materials that can be baled and stored at receiving facilities in a more compact manner,” it said.
“The situation is evolving rapidly, so we do not yet know how long this change will be required. We will provide updates as we have more information,” states a post on Recycle BC’s website.