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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John is reminding residents of what is and what is not acceptable to be put in garbage and recycling bins, this following the discovery of contaminated waste.

According to City Staff, they had to send an entire load of recycling to the landfill because it was contaminated with motor oil.

The City says motor oil must be disposed of appropriately and it does not go in either your garbage or recycling cart.

Acceptable materials that can go into your recycling include clean plastics, boxboard, and mixed paper, and items acceptable for garbage pickup include snack wrappers and food waste.

For more information on garbage and recycling within Fort St. John, you can dial 3-1-1 or visit the City’s website.

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