Unwanted GarbageThe following items are banned from garbage collection.
Demolition, Land Clearing & Construction (DLC) Waste
Demolition, Land Clearing and Construction Waste, or “DLC Waste” consists of largely inert solid waste, resulting from construction, remodelling, and demolition projects.
Demolition/construction waste is not generated by everyone, so the cost of this service should be subsidized by the users and not taxpayers.
Taking the time to separate and sort your load will allow you to re-scale, which can significantly lower your recycling and disposal fees. Plan ahead at your construction or demolition site prior to transporting material to the landfill.
You may also separate and sort your mixed loads on-site at the facility. If you choose not to separate, sort and re-scale, you will pay more.
What Not to Recycle
The recycling program is for paper, plastic, metal, and glass products only. Overall the program is going well, but some materials have been recycled that should not be included.Kamloops.ca Link
Do not recycle the following:
NO FOOD SCRAPS or ORGANIC WASTE
Food scraps may contaminate and prevent recycling of an entire load.
NO SCRAP METAL
No fuel or propane tanks or automotive parts. Tanks could explode during handling. Take them to a scrap metal dealer. Only metal food cans, aluminum foil and food trays are permitted in the recycling program.
NO INDUSTRIAL PLASTICS, AGRICULTURAL PLASTICS OR RUBBER
All other soft plastic bags and plastic film is now accepted.
Even if it has the recycling symbol it still isn't permitted.
Used clothing can be donated to thrift stores or used as rags.
Thank you Kamloops, for helping to make the recycling program a success.
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