City may bring back glass and plastic bag recycle pickup

By Vanessa Ybarra
October 28, 2017 - 10:15am

KAMLOOPS — Kamloops residents may be able to toss glass and plastic bags into their recycle bins once again.

Earlier this year Recycle BC took over city recycling services resulting in $1.1 million in savings each year.

The city also now saves $800-thousand annually by longer requiring its processing contract.

The Public Works and Utility Department is scheduled to present a list of ideas to city council on Tuesday on where the extra money could go towards.

One of the ideas is to use the money to offer a separate glass and plastic bag recycling service.

Others include accepting more products at landfill diversion drop-off locations, opening city-operated depots downtown, or creating an organic food waste collection service.

The Public Works and Utility Department says it's looking to receive direction from council on which options to bring back to a future meeting.


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