Residents falling in line with recycling changes

By James Peters
May 19, 2017 - 12:12pm

KAMLOOPS — The City of Kamloops says residents are getting a hang of the new recycling regime.

Recycle BC took over the residential recycling program on April 3, resulting in glass and film plastic no longer being accepted in curbside bins.

Streets and Environmental Services Manager Glen Farrow says during the first week after the change, about 75 per cent of inspected bins contained material that isn't considered acceptable.

But Farrow says during the past two weeks, that proportion has dipped below ten per cent.

"There is still a little glass, and a little bit of soft plastic still showing up. Thankfully most of the glass is out, but we are still seeing a little bit," said Farrow.

Farrow notes staff are still finding items that have never been accepted for recycling, such as garden hoses, clothes or yard waste.

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