Monday, April 14, 2014

Expanded Recycling Service Coming To Nanaimo

More materials accepted as part of new recycling program

A new program developed by Multi-Material BC (MMBC) is expanding residential recycling in Nanaimo and throughout the region with more than 10 new materials accepted at the curbside and others accepted at MMBC Drop-Off Depots starting May 19th.

The new recycling opportunities result from changes to BC’s Recycling Regulation affecting more than 1.5 million households province-wide. Producers and consumers of packaging and printed paper (PPP) will pay the cost of recycling these materials instead of local governments and taxpayers.

Packaging and printed paper recyclables include most of the materials already collected for curbside recycling. Materials added as of May 19, 2014 will include milk cartons, aseptic boxes (soup etc.), aerosol cans, and plastic garden pots and seedling trays.

Starting April 17, Canada Post will deliver the Spring 2014 Waste Line newsletter to all Nanaimo homes explaining the changes to garbage and recycling in Nanaimo.


1 comment:

  1. Nanaimo Taxpayer14 April 2014 at 07:23

    When was the last time a producer didn't pass their increased costs on to the consumer?? Only someone as out of touch with reality as the City would make such a comment. And they think we believe it???


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