As of April 3, 2017, Mission has joined the provincial government’s stewardship program for packaging and printed paper, administered by Recycle 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.
- 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.
Visit www.mission.ca/waste for more information on how the changes will impact you.
If you have any questions or comments about the new service, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 604-820-3736.