New grey recycling bin for Pitt Meadows

For non-refundable glass items such as bottles and jars.

  • Aug. 13, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Multi-Material B.C. will assume responsibility for residential packaging and printed paper recycling services in the City of Pitt Meadows as of Aug. 29.

Smithrite Disposal Ltd. has been contracted to provide weekly pickup of residential recycling for residents living in single-family homes, as well as townhouses and mobile homes that currently receive curbside blue box service.

In addition to the collection of currently accepted materials, residents with curbside blue box service will receive segregated glass pickup service.

New grey bins for curbside glass collection, for non-refundable glass items such as bottles and jars, are being provided to residents starting mid-August.

Collection days may change, so residents are encouraged to download MMBC’s recycling app, or visit RecyclingInBC.ca to sign up for recycling collection reminders.

A recycling guide that includes schedule information will be delivered to residents in August with their new grey bin for glass.

Residents are asked to set out their recycling by 7 a.m. to ensure it is picked up.

Multi-family buildings with centralized recycling using carts will no longer be serviced by the City of Pitt Meadows.

It is necessary for buildings to take action to ensure their recycling service continues beyond Aug. 29.

Buildings may choose an approved MMBC collector, or another hauler at their discretion.

• For more information regarding multi-family buildings, visit http://recyclinginbc.ca/pitt-meadows/

 

Name game

The City of Pitt Meadows recently announced that it has purchased new software with Intelligenz Systems to manage Pitt Meadows parks and recreation programs after the joint parks and leisure services agreement with Maple Ridge ends on Oct. 31.

To mark this milestone, the city is inviting residents to help give the new registration system a name.

“Pitt Meadows citizens have been used to visiting recreg4u.ca to register for joint parks and leisure services programs for the last several years, but after Oct. 31, the new site will be the place to go to register for Pitt Meadows programs,” said recreation manager Diane Chamberlain.

“We would love to see local people who will be using the site have some input into what the new system should be called.”

Residents are encouraged to submit creative ideas for a name for this new system via email to news@pittmeadows.bc.ca.

Successful submissions will be easy to remember and will be appropriate for use as a web URL.

The deadline to submit entries is Aug. 31, and the winning entry will be announced on Sept. 10.

The winning submission will win a prize pack and a free personal training session at the Pitt Meadows Fitness Centre. The contest is open to Pitt Meadows residents only.

• More information can be found on the city’s website: www.pittmeadows.bc.ca/nameourregsystem.

 

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