Curbside recycling pickup resumes Monday in Kamloops

KAMLOOPS – With the Emterra Environmental strike officially over and the City of Kamloops says recycling collection will resume Monday.

tentative agreement between Emterra and the Steelworkers’ Union was struck and ratified unanimously by the union membership yesterday, Aug. 13.

The recycling company and its employees had been locked in a labour dispute since June 22. Since that time, all curbside recycling pick-up had ceased in Kamloops.

The city has says curbside pickup will resume Monday, Aug.17.

Mayor Peter Milobar says there will be a couple of weeks of catch up, adding “it’s a safe bet” many residents will have stockpiles of recycling. He says there can’t be any extra days of pickup added to the schedule as the city only has so many trucks.

Regular collection days will resume as previously scheduled.

The city asks stored recyclables be distributed in recycle curbside carts over the next number of collection days. Additional recyclables placed curbside in clear plastic bags during the first week, August 17 to 21, will be collected also.

The recycling depots at Bunker Road and Ord Road are also now open.

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