News from Kamloops

August 14, 2015

Recycling Strike Comes to an End

Kamloops, B.C. – Emterra Environmental, the City of Kamloops’ contractor for processing recyclables, has reached a resolution in its labour dispute, bringing the recent strike to an end.

The City is pleased the strike has been resolved and will resume collecting recyclables effective Monday, August 17, 2015.

Curbside recycling collection will resume on your regular collection day corresponding to your collection zone. To assist in the management of the extra recyclables stored during the strike, the City encourages residents to put their full recycling carts out on their regular collection day and is recommending that stored recyclables be distributed in the cart over the next number of collection days.  The City will also collect additional recyclables, at no charge, placed curbside during the first week (August 17 to 21) only provided that the extra recyclables are placed in clear plastic bags.  Recycling and garbage collection may not occur at the same time so please be patient to receive collection throughout the day.

The City’s recycling depots (Bunker Road & Ord Road) will also reopen on Monday.

The City will strive to make the collection process efficient and timely by utilizing additional staff and scheduling extra pickups for the recycling material. The City thanks residents for their patience during the strike.

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Media Contact:

Glen Farrow, Streets and Environmental Services Manager
City of Kamloops

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