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Posted: May 5, 2022

Over 480 tonnes collected by Curbside Recycling Program

Over 480 tonnes of recyclable material has been collected from curbside bins in Cranbrook over the last year, as the city’s curbside recycling program marks its first anniversary.

With 6,242 recycling bins collected every two weeks that means the average residence with curbside recycling service recycled 77 kg of material last year, roughly the average weight of one full-grown human.

“I want to thank all of our residents for the ongoing support of our curbside recycling service over the last year,” said Mayor Lee Pratt. “The amount of material we have been able to keep out of our landfill is impressive, and could not have happened without people embracing curbside recycling. A big thank you as well to our staff, the RDEK and RecycleBC for their support of this important initiative.”

It is important for residents to remember that materials like glass, plastic bags, plastic overwrap, other flexible plastic packaging and foam packaging are all recyclable but must be dropped off at the RecycleBC Depot at the Cranbrook Transfer Station – not left in your curbside recycling carts.

Be sure to sign up for garbage and curbside recycling reminders to get notifications about your weekly pickups right to your email or smartphone and never miss another collection day. Sign up at

You can also find more details about the recycling program including pickup schedules, cart information and proper cart placement, acceptable materials, a ‘What Goes Where’ guide and a series of frequently asked questions.

City of Cranbrook

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