City ways options for recycling

Vernon council voted Tuesday to express its dissatisfaction with curbside recycling with Multi-Materials B.C.

Questions are being asked about recycling.

Vernon council voted Tuesday to express its dissatisfaction with curbside recycling with Multi-Materials B.C. and to ask for options to change program delivery. It will also ask the Regional District of North Okanagan for a report on whether blue boxes have led to an increase or decrease in recycling.

“I just want to find out,” said Coun. Scott Anderson, who says he’s received public complaints about the current collection program, including the bins being difficult to lift and litter blowing around.

“What’s possible as an immediate fix to some of the problems?”

In spring 2014, the regional district withdrew from recycling under a provincial government-mandated initiative.

MMBC, an industry organization, took over administration for recycling and a private company was hired to collect recycling.

“There are people who prefer this recycling system,” said Coun. Catherine Lord.

Coun. Juliette Cunningham points out that the current program has the packaging industry covering costs.

“Before, we paid for it, each person paid for recycling,” she said.


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