City sends out recycling reminder

City of Nanaimo can face fine if it doesn't cut back contamination in curbside recycling.

  • Dec. 1, 2015 2:00 p.m.

Residents will be reminded of recycling faux pas this December, after a report showed 5.1 per cent of curbside recycling is contaminated with things that aren’t supposed to be there.

Multi-Material B.C., the province’s curbside recycling program, reports contamination in Nanaimo’s recycling bags is 2.1 per cent higher than what the province allows. It can fine the city if it fails to clean up contents of recycling collection, a press release says.

The municipality plans to send out a new garbage and recycling guide over Christmas, as well as a calendar, to detail what items go where.

The biggest offenders are glass, styrofoam and plastic grocery bags, which should go in the garbage or taken to a recycling depot.

If residents have any questions they can call public works at 250-758-5222.

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