The District of Mission is holding its annual Spring Clean Up event from April 29 to May 10. / File Photo

Mission residents can leave extra garbage at the curb

District of Mission is holding its annual Spring Clean Up event from April 29 to May 10

Looking to get rid of some old items cluttering up the basement? Then you may be in luck.

The District of Mission is holding its annual Spring Clean Up event from April 29 to May 10.

During that time, single-family homes with curbside collection can put out an additional two cubic metres of waste on their regular garbage collection day.

A cubic metre equals approximately six garbage bags, or one stove, or one armchair. So two cubic metres would be 12 bags of garbage etc.

However, make sure you don’t leave too much outside for pickup as the district is warning residents that anything beyond the limit of two cubic metres will be left behind.

Here are a few rules to follow.

All materials must be secured and manageable by two people. Do not pile materials loosely. Only set out spring cleanup materials on your garbage collection day. Residents can refer to the curbside collection calendar for pick up dates.

If some household garbage is left behind, the district is asking the public to clean it up, promptly.

The following is a list of unacceptable items that will not be collected during the clean up:

Construction, demolition and renovation wastes, including drywall, flooring materials, cabinetry, lumber, fencing, roofing, bricks, rocks, toilets, sinks, and windows;

Hazardous materials and liquids, including toxic, flammable, corrosive and petroleum products, needles, animal wastes, paint, pesticides, used oil, antifreeze, and fluorescent lights;

Electronics and automotive parts, including TVs, computers, monitors, printers, tires, and car batteries.

For additional recycling options, visit rcbc.ca/recyclepedia/search or call the Recycling Hotline at 1-800-667-4321.

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