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New trash, green carts for Coquitlam

Garbage and green waste carts started to roll out on Thursday for the 25,000 homes in Coquitlam that have curbside collection. - janis WARREN/THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Garbage and green waste carts started to roll out on Thursday for the 25,000 homes in Coquitlam that have curbside collection.
— image credit: janis WARREN/THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Ryan Storgeoff hands a green cart to Sarah Anderson on Westwood Plateau during Thursday morning's roll-out of the new garbage and green waste carts in Coquitlam.

Over the next six weeks, Smithrite will be delivering the carts — plus kitchen catchers and blue bins for glass — to about 25,000 homes that receive curbside collection.

The bear-resistant carts are part of the change-over of the city's solid-waste contract from Smithrite to BFI Canada. Under the new automated program, which starts July 2, homeowners will see the trash picked up on alternating weeks while green waste bins will be collected weekly.

For more information, call the city's engineering customer service hotline at 604-927-3500 or visit coquitlam.ca/trashtalk.

 

 

 

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