The Engineering Department administers the Waste Management Program which involves the provision of services for the collection and processing of solid wastes in the District. Mission residents receive weekly curbside collection of compostables, recyclables and garbage. Collection is weekly for compostables and recyclables, and bi-weekly for garbage.
To determine your collection day, please consult the 2019 Curbside Collection Calendar or add the Recycle-Coach app to your iOS or Android device to get reminders sent straight to your phone. Fore more detailed information on Mission’s waste collection services, select on option from the menu located on the right-hand side of the web page.
On April 3, 2017, Mission joined the provincial government’s stewardship program for packaging and printed paper, administered by Recycle BC (formerly known as Multi-Material BC). Under the program, Recycle BC collects funds from producers and offers financial compensation for municipal curbside collection programs that meet Recycle BC requirements. Resulting savings to the District will be passed on to taxpayers in the form of reduced recycling utility fees, starting in 2018. The Recycle BC program is also expected to result in more material being recycled overall, helping the District to achieve its diversion goals.
Effective July 1, 2019, curbside recyclables will be collected in reusable containers, rather than blue bags, in order to completely keep film plastics out of the mixed recyclables stream. The District is still evaluating container options for replacing blue bags in the curbside collection system, and will provide further information to all residents in the curbside collection area in the spring of 2019.
- Glass is no longer allowed in blue bags but will be collected in a separate Black Box every second week on your garbage day.
- Film plastics (grocery bags and bread bags) are no longer allowed in blue bags but can be dropped off at the Mission Recycling Depot and Mission Bottle Depot or brought back to retailers that provide drop-off containers.
- Additional products will be accepted in blue bags, multi-family recycling toters and at drop-off depots. These include most retail consumer packaging, household aerosol cans, frozen juice containers and plastic plant pots in the curbside collection system and Styrofoam™ at drop-off depots.
Please carefully read through the information below to familiarize yourself with the changes. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at email@example.com or call us 604-820-3736.
Single-Family Curbside Collection Reference Guides
Mission On-Site Reference Guides
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