Cranbrook, BC (March 31, 2021) – The next big step in our preparation for the start of our long-awaited curbside recycling program in Cranbrook is to begin next week with the delivery of the recycling carts to residents.
Between April 9 and April 21, 2021, the City’s contractor GFL will be delivering one, 240 litre wheeled cart for recyclables to each residential household, along with an information guide. Each cart is tagged and has its own serial number for tracking purposes. The cart tag allows for monitoring when the recycling has been collected and to help track any potential contamination. It is important that residents ensure all materials placed in the cart are cleaned properly to avoid contamination.
“The recycling cart will be delivered to the end of your driveway or walkway. We ask that you please remove the cart from this location and place it in a more secure area like in your garage, backyard, or another space until your collection day,” says Katelyn Pocha, Water and Wastewater Project Manager for the City of Cranbrook. “If you have not received a cart by April 22, please notify the City via 311. We ask for your patience during the cart delivery, as it takes time to coordinate and fulfill any additional requests we may receive during the initial roll-out.”
Our contractor is scheduled to officially begin residential collection services on Monday May 3, in partnership with RecycleBC and GFL.
It is important to remember that through the curbside recycling program most recyclables can be deposited in the carts, however there are several items that are not accepted. Those include glass (including household glass containers), soft plastic (plastic grocery bags, plastic wrapping, plastic overwrap), Styrofoam packaging (cushion packaging and food trays) and electronics. Those items must be taken to the RecycleBC depot at the Cranbrook Transfer Station.
To help our residents learn about the new curbside recycling service ahead of our May 3 start, please visit our recycling webpage at www.cranbrook.ca/recycling. There you will find more information about the overall recycling program including pickup schedules, cart information and proper cart placement, acceptable materials for recycling, a thorough ‘What Goes Where’ guide and a series of frequently asked questions.