Distributed February 22, 2016 3:15 PM
City chooses Central Nanaimo to rollout first phase of automated collection
People living in Central Nanaimo will be the first residents across the City to have their curbside recycling and garbage picked up using the new automated collection service.
In the fall of 2015, Council directed staff to proceed with the purchase of two automated solid waste/recycling collection vehicles and identify an area within Nanaimo to introduce the new service. Residents living in Central Nanaimo will now have their recycling and garbage removed via three City issued carts consisting of a recycling cart, kitchen waste cart and garbage cart.
Each of the three carts will be issued in neighbourhoods in Central Nanaimo this October through November. A corresponding public information campaign containing key details on the new program, cart sizes, schedules and other information will begin late spring, early summer.
Strategic Link: Taking responsibility to be an excellent municipal government through the introduction of a convenient and cost effective curb-side recycling and garbage collection program.
- This first phase will affect approximately 10,000 households and will include distributing approximately 30,000 collection carts. Residents are encouraged to review the supplied map to determine if their property is included in Central Nanaimo.
- Maximum allowable garbage volume per household will remain largely unchanged.
- Following the rollout of the automated curbside collection service in Central Nanaimo, the City will identify all successes and review any challenges prior to introducing the service in remaining parts of Nanaimo.
- To learn more about the rollout of the automated curb-side collection program for Central Nanaimo, please visit the City's website.
- Initially, all residents will be provided same size collection carts. Residents wishing to change the size of these carts will be allowed to do so after a period of two months.