August 26, 2014 - 5:00 AM
KELOWNA – A combination of more customers and higher demand has the City of Kelowna’s supply of oversize wheeled garbage bins running low and staff has asked for more funds to keep up with demand.
The city was alerted to the impending shortage by Okanagan Environmental Waste Systems, the company contracted to collect garbage curbside.
Public works manager Darryl Astofooroff says the city customer base has grown by 4,500 over the past four years, plus is a higher than expected demand for the big 240 litre containers.
“Staff had anticipated a leveling off… but it just hasn’t happened yet,” he says.
Councillors granted a request Monday for an additional $65,000 to purchase 1,600 new carts and 1,000 lids.
The cost will covered by the annual fees collected from residents.
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