With many southern BC highways washed out and Recycle BC’s main glass recycling facility flooded, material collection of glass bottles, jars and foam packaging has been temporarily suspended. The PRRD is asking residents to hold onto these materials for now rather than taking them to waste transfer stations.
Recycle BC’s suspension begins Monday, November 22, and affects ten PRRD transfer stations:
- Buick Creek
- Cecil Lake
- Kelly Lake
- Moberly Lake
- Pink Mountain
- Rose Prairie
- Upper Halfway
- Tumbler Ridge
Residents who use these transfer stations are asked to keep glass and foam at home until further notice.
Currently there are no service disruptions for curbside recycling and recycling depots in Chetwynd, Dawson Creek and Fort St. John. (Those depots are managed through a separate recycling contract.)
The PRRD thanks its residents for their cooperation and patience as first responders, municipalities, and emergency management teams in southern BC deal with extremely challenging conditions and work to get services up and running. The situation is evolving rapidly, we will keep residents informed as we receive updates on when regular service will resume.
For more information, contact the environmental services department via email or by calling 250-784-3200.