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Changes to city garbage collection begin September 1Posted: August 17, 2012
City of Cranbrook residents can expect changes to the amount of garbage allowed to be collected each week beginning September 1.
Pending council adoption of the Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Bylaw later this month, the maximum five (five) receptacle limit per household will be reduced to a maximum of three (3) receptacles per week per household.
“The intent of the amendments to the bylaw is to further encourage recycling and composting, while reducing the amount of garbage going into our regional landfill,” says Cranbrook Mayor Wayne Stetski. “This is beneficial both to the environment and in reducing costs.”
The Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Bylaw also limits the size of receptacles (either containers or bags) to 100 litres and receptacles cannot weigh more than 20 kilograms each. Garbage containers are to have a water tight cover and smooth rim, must be in good structural and sanitary condition and have fixed handles. Plastic bags are to be securely tied closed at the top and be strong enough to withstand normal handling and lifting.
The bylaw also states that all garbage must be packaged up, cleanly and neatly. Garbage must not be loose inside the garbage containers in any manner or your garbage will not be collected. If plastic bags have been torn apart by rodents, dogs or other causes, it is solely the responsibility of the property owner/occupant to collect scattered garbage and refuse in order to place it in a new container/plastic bag.
For collection in excess of three garbage receptacles, including plastic bags, tags are available for purchase at city hall for $1.50 per tag.
Garbage should be placed out for collection by 7:30 a.m. on your collection day. Routes and pick up times may be changed without notice. For more information about solid waste pickup, your scheduled collection dates or to review the Solid Waste Collection and Disposal bylaw, visit the City of Cranbrook website at www.cranbrook.ca, click on the ‘Residents’ tab, and click ‘Solid Waste Pickup’.
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