Cumberland asks residents to avoid bringing glass and foam packaging to recycling depots
It may be time to get crafty with your recycling as transportation challenges limit the collection of some materials.
Cumberland is asking residents to not bring foam and glass products to recycling depots after changes made by RecycleBC on Nov. 22.
Because of the flooding events, RecycleBC has limited its collection of some materials including glass bottles and jars and foam. The recycling collection agency says the reason for the changes is due to transportation corridors being compromised after flooding in the Lower Mainland.
“Managing materials responsibly continues to be a priority for us,” said RecycleBC. “We will work with all partners to ensure we handle all materials as effectively as possible during this emergency.”
Cumberland says the Comox Strathcona Waste Management will continue to collect paper, cardboard, containers, plastic bags and overwrap and other flexible plastic packaging.
They say these materials can be more easily stored and packaged.