Mission residents will have to get used to a new routine when it comes to disposing of household waste.
Bi-weekly garbage collection starts in Mission on April 4.
Beginning then, residents will be allowed to place up to two 80-litre cans of garbage, not exceeding 20 kg in weight, for pickup.
The garbage will be collected once every two weeks. Compostables and recyclables will still be collected in unlimited amounts once a week.
According to a press release on the District of Mission website, the district collects 8,600 tonnes of waste each year, and “this change will keep 950 tonnes of recyclables and compostables from entering the landfill.”
The district has begun delivering information packages to every home in Mission that receives residential garbage collection. In that package is a guide to help residents separate recyclables and compostables from garbage.
Recyclables should be placed in blue bags, and food waste (including bones and cooked leftovers) into a rot pot or an 80-litre can with a lid and an orange sticker. Orange stickers are available free of charge at municipal hall, public works and the Leisure Centre.
Those households that produce extra waste because of a medical condition, or if they have two or more children under the age of three, can make an application at municipal hall to receive free extra garbage stickers.