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Coquitlam will recycle old trash bins next month

Next month, the city will collect old garbage bins from Coquitlam homeowners who get curbside collection. Some 25,000 new automated, bear-resistent bins were rolled out in May and June in Coquitlam. - janis WARREN/THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Next month, the city will collect old garbage bins from Coquitlam homeowners who get curbside collection. Some 25,000 new automated, bear-resistent bins were rolled out in May and June in Coquitlam.
— image credit: janis WARREN/THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Coquitlam homeowners who get their trash picked up at the curb can put their old bin out to be recycled next month — for free.

Between Sept. 1 and Sept. 30, residents will be able to place their old metal or plastic can out for collection by the city's new contractor, BFI Canada; the company started automated collection on July 2.

Homeowners are asked to leave their old can at the curb on their designated garbage day by 7:30 a.m. The old can must be cleaned out and, if there are more than two, they must be stacked inside each other.

Residents who miss the September collection are asked to take their old cans to Wastech on United Boulevard where they can be recycled at no cost.

Meanwhile, homeowners who want to up- or down-size their new 240 litre carts have until the end of the year to contact the city. Homeowners who want a 120 litre cart will save around $70 a year on their utility bill starting in 2015 but those who prefer to have more room for their trash may order a 360 litre cart, which will add another $120 annually to their bill.

Call 604-927-3500 or go online at coquitlam.ca/curbsidecollection.

 

 

 

In other Coquitlam news:

Residents wanting to work during this year's civic election have until Sept. 12 to apply.

The city is now accepting applications for jobs such as presiding election official, alternate presiding election official, machine attendant, election official and standby.

Successful candidates will be aged 18 or over and are required to attend a training session to work on advance voting days (Nov. 5, 8, 12 and 14) and/or general voting day on Nov. 15.

Preference will be given to Coquitlam residents.

Visit coquitlam.ca/election to fill out a form. Call 604-927-3025 or email electioninfo@coquitlam.ca for more details.

jwarren@tricitynews.com

 

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