JULY 1, 2020 – CHANGES TO THE HOUSEHOLD PACKAGING AND PAPER RECYCLING COLLECTION SERVICE IN THE REGIONAL DISTRICT OF KOOTENAY BOUNDARY (KOOTENAY AREA)
Residents must set glass out separately when using their curbside recycling service in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (Kootenay area). Glass bottles and jars that are placed into the blue box with other containers will no longer be accepted. A new grey box for glass collection was delivered to all households in June 2020.
The new program:
- Helps reduce contamination so more materials are successfully recycled
- Reduces the health and safety risk for drivers who will no longer have to pull out broken glass from the blue box.