The Regional District of Nanaimo is encouraging people to take full advantage of their recycling and food waste pick-up over the holidays.
They suggest people make their holiday clean-up easier by using their green bins to dispose of many kitchen and household items.
Everything from regular compost to turkey bones, soiled paper products like wax-coated food containers, paper plates and paper napkins can be composted and kept out of the landfill.
“By regularly using the green bin and our curbside recycling program, Regional District of Nanaimo residents have already succeeded in diverting a significant amount of waste from our landfill,” said RDN chair Joe Stanhope in a news release.
“The holiday season is typically a time when a lot of waste is generated, but if we all continue to do our part with the green bin and blue box we will be well on our way to achieving the lowest per capita waste disposal rate in Canada.”
Collection schedules add a day after each statutory holiday, so residents are reminded to refer to their schedule and take note of the changes after Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
If you do not have a current collection schedule, visit www.rdn.bc.ca and click on Curbside Collection to view the schedule for your collection route.