Curbside Tune-Up - Britannia Beach & Furry Creek

May 06, 2022
Status Updates: 
Postponed to June 1, 2022

 

The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District in partnership with Squamish Climate Action Network (Squamish CAN) is conducting curbside collection services checks to help residents improve their recycling and organics collection. The Tune-Up Team will visit the neighbourhoods of Britannia Beach and Furry Creek for brief checks of recycling and organics totes on June 1, 2022. 

Recycling can be confusing; Curbside Tune-Ups are an opportunity for everyone in the community to receive individualized feedback on what they may not be doing right and how they can change certain habits to preserve the quality and market value of BC’s recycling and compost. Improved quality means a higher percentage of the material you put in your bins gets recycled/composted and recirculated into the economy.

What you should know:

  • The Tune-Up Team are waste educators contracted to assist the SLRD with outreach into communities to support efforts in decreasing curbside recycling and organics contamination.
  • The Tune-Up Team will be wearing identification.
  • The Tune-Up Team will be handling items in the curbside recycling bins.
  • Residents will receive feedback in the form of a recycling champion sticker and/or a notice on their bin with tips on what goes where.

Are you a Recycling Champion?

  • Containers are empty and rinsed.
  • Curbside recycling bin contains: mixed containers (plastic, metal and cartons), paper and printed paper packaging.
  • Does not contain depot drop-off items such as: Other Flexible Plastic Packaging (i.e. tofu packaging, chip bag, bag with plastic zip closure, other examples available here: MATERIAL LIST (recyclebc.ca), glass bottles & jars or plastic bags & overwrap. For more details on what goes where view your community’s curbside collection guide at www.slrd.bc.ca/lovethisplace/aread
  • No wish-cycling. Just because you put an item in the bin does not mean it will be recycled. This is detrimental to the paper and packaging recycling program managed by Recycle BC.

 

Are you a Soil Champion?

  • Curbside green bin containers: kitchen scraps and yard waste (branches must be less than 10 inches long and 3 inches in diameter).
  • Does not contain packaging, elastics, stickers, twist ties or plastics of any kind (including compostable and biodegradable). 

For more information on collecting kitchen scraps at home visit slrd.bc.ca/makesoilnotwaste.

Questions? Please contact utilities@slrd.bc.ca

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