Due to the huge popularity of last year’s Compost Giveaway Event, we are doing it again! A great, big thank you to all Mission residents, who have embraced the idea of using their Rot Pots for diverting food waste from the landfill! You are making a big difference, curbside compost tonnages are up by 60%!
Reward yourself by picking up your free Rot Pot compost at the Mission Landfill (32000 Dewdney Trunk Road, just east of the Stave Lake dam) on Saturday, April 20th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be enough for everyone, so please make use of the entire time window to avoid unnecessary delays.
Quantities will be limited to one cubic yard per customer (District of Mission residents only, please). Bring your pickup truck to be loaded by machine, or bring a shovel and a container to pack up some compost yourself. Please note that Rot Pot compost is not a potting soil, but intended to be mixed into existing flower and vegetable beds as a soil conditioner and slow-release fertilizer.
Larger quantities (upwards of 15 cubic yards) of Rot Pot compost can now also be purchased directly from the processor. Please phone 604-826-7379 for additional information. Smaller quantities of Rot Pot compost are available at Global Landscaping Supplies (globallandscapingsupplies.webs.com; 604-852-8905) at 7085 Bridge Street. Please contact either supplier directly for pricing and pickup/delivery options.
For more information, call the District’s Engineering Department at 604-820-3736 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Cleanup Week is from May 6th to May 10th
Residents in the curbside collection area will be able to set out an additional two cubic yards of household garbage, furniture and appliances on their regular collection day. Please note that TVs, vehicle tires, paint and fluorescent light tubes are not suitable for curbside collection, but can be dropped off free of charge. Unknown, toxic and corrosive substances from residential uses can be dropped off during the one-day annual event at the Mission Recycling Depot on Saturday, May 11th. For additional details, please refer to this year’s newspaper ad.
Earth Day at the Mission Recycling Depot on April 21st!
The Adopt-a-Block Society is hosting this year’s Earth Day event on Sunday, April 21st, at the Mission Recycling Depot form 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join the litter picking initiative, have some pizza and check out the flyer for children’s activities!
Business Zero Waste Feasibility Study is Complete
The study, which involved interviews, site visits, waste audits and a cost analysis of current business waste management practices, is now complete. The results are currently being reviewed, and a final report will be made available shortly.
Anyone interested in the project is encouraged to contact email@example.com
See related City Page article.
Antifreeze Can Be Recycled
Antifreeze should never be dumped down the drain, into a storm sewer, ditch or other watercourse, as it is highly toxic to fish. The BC Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA) has recently expanded its stewardship plan to include the recycling of antifreeze. For drop-off locations, please visit BCUOMA’s website.
Curbside Collection Update
Heavy snowfalls and slippery streets may necessitate that garbage, recyclables and compost collection be restricted to streets that are safely accessible. When this happens, road conditions will be monitored throughout the day, and if possible, Remple Disposal will try to pick up on your street. If your material has not been picked up by 4:30 p.m., please bring it back inside and set it out again next week. You will be able to set out all compost and recycling, as well as double the regular amount of garbage, on your next scheduled collection day by 8:00 a.m. Extra garbage resulting from the missed pickup may be placed at the curb in bags.
For any inquiries unrelated to weather and road conditions, please leave a message with Remple Disposal at 604-820-6487 or with the District’s Engineering Department at 604-820-3736.
Please see the Mission Landfill page for details.
Surcharge for Unsecured Loads is Now $10
Effective October 1st, 2009, the surcharge for unsecured loads arriving at the landfill has increased from $5 to $10 per load. The surcharge is intended to reduce litter along access roads to the landfill and is used to support cleanup efforts. A load is considered “secured,” if it is:
- contained within a vehicle (e.g., trunk, canopy or covered trailer)
- tarped (small and light-weight items, e.g., roofing shingles, gypsum board particles, Styrofoam™)
- tied down (larger items, e.g., branches, garbage bags)
Surcharges on Unsorted Loads
Recyclable materials are banned from disposal. Unsorted loads received at the Mission landfill, which contain more than 5% recyclables will be surcharged 50% on the higher tipping fee for the weight of the entire load.
Mission Recycling Depot Updates
The Mission Recycling Depot is located at 7229 Mershon Street. Depot drop-off hours are seven days a week day from 8:30 to 4:30. The Depot accepts a number of products for recycling that cannot be set out at the curb for collection. All items listed below can be dropped off at the depot free of charge.
The Mission Recycling Depot now has a drop-off bin for used books.
The Mission Recycling Depot now accepts electronics and electrical products (free of charge), currently limited to:
- desktop computers & printers
- fax machines
- mice, keyboards & cables
- smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms (productcare.org)
- small appliances and larger electrical items, please see http://www.cesarecycling.ca/products for a complete listing
To find additional drop-off locations, visit www.electronicsrecycling.ca. For more information on electronics recycling and other provincially mandated industry stewardship programs, please visit http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/epd/recycling/.