Coquitlam will stick with its trash collector — at least for the next three years.
Monday, the city announced it will extend the curbside collection contract for Waste Connections of Canada (formerly BFI Canada) until June 30, 2024.
The Coquitlam-based company won the tender for seven years, starting in 2014, to pick-up waste, recyclables and organics in the city; there was an option to add three more years, if required.
Besides its collection from the 25,000 households that receive city pick-up, Waste Connections also handles the unlimited yard trimmings twice a year and the large item calls for service.
As well, the company gets the recycling at the Town Centre depot; is responsible for the garbage, recycling and organics at civic facilities; and runs a customer hotline.
The contract extension, which was approved during the committee’s closed meeting on April 12, will give the city time to prepare a new tender, wrote Jaime Boan, Coquitlam’s general manager of engineering and public works, in his report.
Meanwhile, city staff will also prepare the annual curbside collection calendar for 2021/’22, which will be mailed to homeowners in June.
Visit coquitlam.ca/trashtalk or download the free Coquitlam curbside app for more on garbage, recyclables and organics collection.