(Black Press Media/Christian Apostolovski)

KUTE to begin accepting styrofoam and glass as of April 16

The Bottle Depot will continue to be the location to bring refundable drinking containers

Kitimat residents looking to recycle styrofoam and glass will have a new place to take it come April, thanks to an agreement with Kitimat Understanding the Environment (KUTE) and Recycle BC.

The agreement will see Recycle BC transitioning the collection of its depot materials to KUTE.

“We would like to thank the Kitimat Bottle Depot for their service under our program and wish them well going forward,” David Lefebvre, director of public affairs, west, Recycle BC said.

“We are also pleased to welcome Kute recycling centre to our program,” he added.

This will be effective Apr. 16, meaning residents will have two weeks where there will not be a location to drop off their depot materials. In Kitimat, depot materials include flexible plastic such as film and overwrap, other flexible plastic packing, and foam and glass.

“We recognize this will result in a brief gap in service for depot materials of approximately two weeks,” said Lefebvre. “Residents can still place the majority of materials in their curbside collection; however, we ask that residents hold on to their depot materials during this time.”

The Bottle Depot will continue to be the location to bring refundable drinking containers such as soda cans and bottles.

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