REPORTING · 25th July 2014
The Kitimat Residential Cardboard Ban was given final adoption on Monday, July 21st. This ban will exclude any residential cardboard waste from the landfill.
“This only makes sense given that we’ve incrementally introduced the change to commercial and industrial sectors a few years ago. We’ve talked about this and passed a motion a couple of years ago,” said Councillor Mario Feldhoff.
He expects recycling cardboard will extend the life of the landfill. He pointed out cardboard is recyclable. The bylaw was called and carried.
The District of Kitimat posted the following information on their website on July 23rd:
As of September 1, 2014, weekly municipal garbage collection contractors and municipal landfill will no longer accept recyclable cardboard or boxboard (e.g. boxes from fruit snacks, granola bars or cereal).
Residents must take their cardboard to either the KUTE Recycling Centre at 314 Railway Ave. or to the Multi-Material BC/Kitimat Bottle Depot at 428 Enterprise Ave.
Please note: Wet, soiled or oiled cardboard and boxboard is contaminated and not recyclable. Put it in your garbage or take it to the landfill.
Non-compliance, after a warning, may result in a $75 fine.
For a couple of small cardboard boxes......
Comment by Larry Walker on 28th July 2014
You expect me to haul one or two boxes to the recycling depot.....forget it. I guess they will sit out in the rain and then...put in the garbage.