Nakusp planning curbside recycling

Now that the MMBC deal has been accepted by RDCK, Nakusp residents will be seeing changes to how recycling is collected.

  • Dec. 8, 2013 5:00 p.m.

Now that the MMBC deal has been accepted by RDCK, Nakusp residents will be seeing changes to how recycling is collected. With requirements that all facilities be fenced and staffed, RDCK’s Mike Morrison told the Arrow Lakes News, the big green bins stationed near the Nakusp Arena will be no more.

Folks who have their trash picked up by the Village will also have their recycling picked up too, although exactly how that will work is still being worked out.

“There are a lot of logistics to be worked out between now and May,” said Nakusp CAO Linda Tynan. Part of what needs to be worked out is whether blue boxes or bags will be used in collection.

Another part will be informing Nakuspians about the new requirements for recyclables, such as what needs to be done to reduce “contaminants” – unseparated recyclables, like labels on bottles and cans. Glass will still need to be dropped off, as will out-of-town recycling, which means those who don’t have garbage service will have to wait for the waste management site to be open.


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