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City temporarily suspends glass and foam recycling collection

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 10:51 PST, Mon November 22, 2021

Glass and foam will not be collected in Richmond, beginning today until further notice.

Due to flood impacts, Recycle BC has temporarily suspended the collection of these items in the Metro Vancouver region, including Richmond. 

This means that the city will not be collecting glass recycling bins/carts from single‑family and multi-family residences. At the Richmond recycling depot, glass and foam recycling will not be accepted. Residents are asked to hold onto these materials and not place them into other recycling receptacles until further notice.

Recycle BC advised that the B.C. State of Emergency has caused multiple challenges for glass and foam recycling. The primary glass processing facility is under water, key transportation routes to reach alternate end market recycling processors are closed, and many of the trucks used for hauling materials are inaccessible. Those trucks that are available, are needed for priority movement of essential goods and medical supplies. Recycle BC said it was unable to provide an estimate on how long it will take to address these issues.

The city will provide updates to residents as they become available. There are no other impacts to garbage, Green Cart, general Blue Box recycling or other recycling depot services at this time.

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