As of Dec. 20, the collection of glass bottles and jars continued across all other areas of BC. (Black Press Media/File photo)

Glass recycling resumes in Kitimat

Initially due to flooding and various transportation challenges in the south RecycleBC suspended glass and foam packaging collection

Glass recycling has resumed in Kitimat while foam recycling still remains suspended.

Initially, the announcement was made on the District of Kitimat’s Facebook page that due to flooding and various transportation challenges in the south, RecycleBC suspended glass and foam packaging collection.

At the time residents were requested to hold onto their glass products however, nearly a month later glass recycling resumes.

As highways and evacuation alerts began to ease RecycleBC implemented a phased collection restart plan for glass bottles and jars. On Dec. 13, curbside collection in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island resumed. As of Dec. 20, the collection of glass bottles and jars continued across all other areas of B.C.

However, as of Dec. 21, the collection had not resumed and RecycleBC followed up to solve the issue.

“We have followed up with the Kitimat Bottle Depot to ensure they are aware that we have lifted the suspension for glass collection. They have indicated they will resume collection,” said David Lefebvre, director of public affairs west with RecycleBC.

Kitimat Bottle Depot has now resumed its collection of glass recycling.