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Recycling Blue Bags No Longer Accepted as of July 1, 2020

As a result of a policy change by Recycle BC, the Town of Osoyoos will be phasing out the use of blue and clear bags for residential curbside collection as of July 1, 2020.

Why Are Blue and Clear Recycling Bags Being Banned?

Every plastic bag is removed by hand. This process is expensive and can lead to worker injury. Plastic is the highest source of contamination in paper and recent changes in the recycling market have made it more difficult to process paper mixed with plastics. Plastic bags can also wrap around sorting equipment, and removal requires constant shut down of recycling facilities.

What's Next?

At the December 16, 2019 Committee of the Whole Meeting, the Director of Operational Services presented two options to Council to replace the current collection system - Town supplied recycling bins and Contractor supplied recycling bins.

The Director of Operational Services presented another report to Council at a Special Open Meeting on February 21, 2020, following which Council passed the following motion:

"That Council direct staff to move forward with a rent to own program with Waste Connections Canada for the supply, maintenance, and replacement of recycling containers for the community for a 6 year term at a cost of $3.50/month/user and that the municipality pay the cost for the first 6 months of service in 2020 from solid waste reserves ($50,000.00)."

What This Means...

The Town of Osoyoos will work with Waste Connections Canada to ensure that each property included in the residential collection program is supplied with the appropriate number of 240 litre wheeled carts with lids in June 2020. This arrangement amortizes the full purchase cost over a period of 6 years and transfers the risk to the contractor for deployment, maintenance, and replacement for that period. After the 6 year term ends the carts will become the property of the Town and repair and maintenance will become the Town's responsibility.

The cost per user is approximately $42/year, commencing in 2021, which will be incorporated into property taxes.

Event date: 
Wednesday, 01 July, 2020
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