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TAYLOR, B.C. – The District of Taylor officially has a new Garbage Collection and Disposal Bylaw after the change was adopted at a Council Meeting on Tuesday.

Each Residential Dwelling Premise will be given a 240-litre wheeled standard garbage container. These will be provided by the District. The District will not be responsible for replacing or repairing the garbage containers if damaged or lost for any reason.

The District will replace the bins once they have reached their life expectancy.

The bins are not allowed to contain the following items:

  • Pathogenic, radioactive, toxic and biomedical waste
  • Liquid wastes or sludges
  • Explosive substances or explosives
  • Chemicals reasonably likely to cause a hazard to Garbage Collectors
  • Inflammable materials
  • Material hot enough to start combustion or any hot material
  • Oil, petroleum by-products, oil filters and empty oil containers
  • Carcasses other than kitchen meat and fish scraps
  • Barrels, pails or other large liquid containers (empty or full)
  • Gypsum
  • Appliances and power tools
  • Any soil with contaminant levels
  • Wire in excess of 1% by weight of the contents of the Standard Garbage Container
  • Tires
  • Any material or substance defined as “hazardous waste” under the Environmental Management Act of British Columbia
  • Batteries
  • Propane tanks
  • Medications and pharmaceuticals
  • Paint
  • Yard waste
  • Any material that is hazardous or is impractical for collection

All containers must be accessible for emptying by 8:00 a.m. on the day of collection. No container is allowed to placed more than 24 hours prior to collection and the bin must be removed within 24 hours of being emptied.

“The District will be transitioning to the standard garbage containers for each property instead of each supplying their own garbage bins. The transition will allow the garbage contractor to lift the carts mechanically with the truck.”

Charlette McLeod with the District of Taylor says that they are transitioning from the current garbage disposal system to the new one which is estimated to take 5 to 6 weeks, depending on how long the bins take to arrive from the supplier. They are hopeful that the new bins and system will be in place by the beginning of September.

The funding for the bins is coming from money available in the budget. The new bylaw is now in effect while the transition takes place.

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