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Mission’s Curbside Recycling Collection Program has changed

 

Residents receiving curbside collection from the District will be delivered a 121-litre recycling bin the week of July 22, 2019 or shortly thereafter. Once you have received the bin, please use it for setting our your recyclable on your very next collection day. The list of acceptable materials will stay the same, but recyclables will no longer be collected in blue bags.

Why are bins replacing bags?
The use of bins instead of bags is required by Recycle BC to reduce additional waste. In addition to being better for the environment, residents will no longer have to buy blue bags.

How much will the bin hold?
The bin will hold 2 to 4 average blue bags, depending on how well contents are prepared. Flattening containers, milk jugs and cardboard boxes will save space.

Can I get more than one bin?
The District is providing one free bin per dwelling unit that receives curbside collection. One bin should be sufficient for most households. If you have a home with a legal suite, you will be receiving an extra bin for the legal suite. Residents that need additional bins can purchase them at local retailers. Additional bins provided by residents must be designed for manual curbside collection, have a capacity between 75 and 121 litres, have two graspable D-handles, have a tight-fitting lid, and feature a blue sticker to designate them for  recyclables collection. Blue stickers will be available at no cost at Welton Common (7337 Welton Street), Municipal Hall, and the Leisure Centre.

What can I do with my old blue bags?
The only Recycle BC exception for blue bags after July 31, 2019 is for the recycling curbside collection of shredded paper. It is recommended that shredded paper be bagged into translucent bags before placing inside of the bin for all curbside collections.

Where do I get more information?
Information about the bin and recycling collection will be inside the bin when it’s delivered to you. More information is also available at www.mission.ca/recycling. You can also call the District of Mission Engineering Department at 604-820-3736 or email engineering@mission.ca.

 

Dispose of Items the Right Way

Please make sure containers are emptied and rinsed before placing them in the Blue Box or Glass Recycling bin. Bring excessive amounts of cardboard, containers and/or paper products to the Mission Recycling Depot. Not sure where an item is supposed to go? Plug it into the waste wizard below to find out!


Drop-Off Recycling Locations

Drop-Off Recycling Locations

Residents of rural areas of Mission are encouraged to drop off their blue-bag recyclables at the Mission Landfill or at the Mission Recycling Depot. View the Mission Depot Drop-Off guide for a list of accepted materials.

Mission Landfill (Minnie’s Pit)
32000 Dewdney Trunk Road
Mission, BC
604-826-9008

Please see the Mission Landfill page for more information.

Mission Recycling Depot
7729 Mershon Street
Mission, BC
604-814-3555

Please see the Mission Recycling Depot page for more information.

Additionally, the privately-owned Mission Recycle Centre at 7233 Park Street accepts additional materials, including beverage containers for deposit refund and StyrofoamTM. For more information, visit recyclinginbc.ca.

EPR Drop-Off Programs

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs are industry-driven initiatives for waste reduction and recycling, which cover materials not included in the curbside collection service. The cost of recycling is funded by producers and consumers at the time of purchase of these products, so that there are no charges at the time of drop-off. To find out more about current and upcoming programs, visit the Ministry of Environment’s Product Stewardship page, or click on one of the links below to find a collection facility near you for these products:

Charitable Donations

Do you have any reusable or resellable items too good to be discarded? Why not try one of the charitable organizations (see page 5 of your 2019 Curbside Collection Calendar for a current listing) in our area to see if your trash may be someone else’s treasure? Please keep in mind that the items must be clean, in working condition and actually reusable.

Donation Bins

Donation bins for reusable clothing are located in various locations throughout Mission, and are provided by the Developmental Disabilities Association and the Canadian Diabetes Association. For specific bin locations, please click on the links to their respective websites.

Other Links:

Full Circles Mission (formerly Mission Freecycle™)-give away and receive items for free
Cheapcycle
-swap items at low cost
Charitable Organizations accepting reusable and resellable items in good, clean condition

Download the Recycle Coach App & Sign-Up for Free Recycling and Garbage Reminders!

Find everything you need to know about waste management in Mission. Set reminders in your app so you never miss your curbside collection day and get helpful info on sorting recyclables and compostables to help reduce your garbage.

You’ll also get calendar notifications for events like spring cleanup and the Rot Pot compost giveaway, and there’s a great what-goes-where feature to help you figure out where to drop off those hard-to-recycle items.

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