January 12, 2016

Cranbrook, BC (January 12, 2016) – As we enter a New Year, the City of Cranbrook is reminding residents about the three (3) garbage bag limit per household allowed to be collected each week.

For collection in excess of three garbage receptacles, including plastic bags, tags are available for purchase at City Hall for $1.50 per tag.   Garbage should be placed out for collection by 7:30am on your collection day.   Routes and pick up times may be changed without notice.

The Solid Waste Collection and Disposal bylaw also limits the size of receptacles (either containers or bags) to 100 litres and receptacles cannot weigh more than 20 kilograms each.  Garbage containers are to have a water tight cover and smooth rim, must be in good structural and sanitary condition and have fixed handles.  Plastic bags are to be securely tied closed at the top and be strong enough to withstand normal handling and lifting.

The bylaw also states that all garbage must be packaged up, cleanly and neatly. Garbage must not be loose inside the garbage containers in any manner or your garbage will not be collected.  If plastic bags have been torn apart by rodents, dogs or other causes, it is solely the responsibility of the property owner/occupant to collect scattered garbage and refuse in order to place it in a new container/plastic bag.  

Click here for more information about solid waste pickup, your scheduled collection dates or to review the Solid Waste Collection and Disposal bylaw.

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