In a council meeting today, the tender for a new bi-weekly residential garbage and recycling collection schedule was approved.
The term of this tender is three years – from 2015 to 2018 – with two additional optional years possible.
New 360 litre, blue recycling roll cart will be sent to residents near the end of September. Delivery of these new carts should be completed by mid-October to each address that currently has a cart for garbage.
Residents will be able to use the recycling cart for the following materials:
- plastics numbers 1 through 5,
- aluminum, steel and tin cans,
- corrugated cardboard and box board,
- paper excluding tissues and paper towel,
- and empty aerosol cans.
Glass has to be recycled at a local depot; it is not allowed in the carts.
The city will be mailing out information packages to address these changes within the coming weeks, as well, information will be mailed out to each residence in the October utilities bill.
The current contract price is $6/monthly per residence. This new plan will be of no additional cost to residents.
For households that feel one bin collected bi-weekly is not enough, more bins can be bought from the city for $75.
The city still has to confirm what the cost of service for an additional bin would be under this plan, where it was previously $120.
Because the funding for the purchase of the new carts is through the gas tax funds that the City receives annually, there is no other extra cost to home owners.