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The new carts are being purchased from the Canadian-based company Rollins Machinery Ltd out of Langley, B.C., and are 360 litres in size, compared to the existing carts of 240 litres each.

“Just like the black garbage cans, if you need a second bin, you can buy one,” says Mayor Lori Ackerman.

In fact, that’s why the city is purchasing 7,128 carts instead of the initial intention of 6,000 carts.

“This will provide a store of carts for new homes for the next few years, also if existing homes purchase additional carts and services,” General Manager of Integrated Services Victor Shopland writes.

Fund for the carts are coming from the city’s Gas Tax Reserve Fund – which is currently in excess of $2 million.

Once the carts arrive, Public Works crews will distribute the carts in August, prior to the curbside recycling start day of September 2015.  Your first cart will be free.

Prior to distribution, there will be community-wide information distributed outlining the new carts and the curbside recycling program.

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