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TNRD says recycling services will continue

Piles of sorted recyclables await distribution.
Image Credit: Emterra.ca
June 23, 2015 - 10:30 AM

KAMLOOPS - Recycling pickup is not being offered to Kamloops residents while Emterra Environmental employees strike, but the regional district does not foresee any disruption in recycling services oustide of the city.

In a release today, June 23, Jamie Vieira, Manager of Environmental Services for the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, says even though the district uses Emterra as a processor they do 'not foresee any disruption in services’ and will continue to accept recyclables at all waste management facilities.

The release notes the district has sufficient storage and transportation capabilities to continue to take in recyclables.

In addition to accepting recyclables at waste management facilities, recycling pickup will still go ahead in Area ‘B’, Blue River and Avola, and Area ‘J’, Savona, Cherry Creek and Tobiano.

Original strike notice was given June 5 and though the union and the company did go back to the bargaining table they could not come to an agreement. Employees at the recyclables sorting plant began strike action yesterday, June 22.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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