Curbside Collection - WE'RE ON A ROLL!

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Welcome to the Public Engagement for the

New Automated Solid Waste Collection System Coming this Fall!

We're rolling out the new way for throwing away! We know you'll have lots of questions about our new automated solid waste collection, so we'll make sure you get all the answers right here. Let's Roll!


Carts are being delivered now! Included is an important

Do's and Dont's Guide

DO NOT USE UNTIL AUTOMATED COLLECTION IN YOUR AREA BEGINS.



Cart Size

  • The carts will be delivered to your home prior to September 30, 2021.
  • They are 132 litres, large enough to hold 2 large black bags or 4 kitchen bags.
  • The carts are purchased by the City and will be distributed during a phased-in program.
  • Large families can purchase an additional cart for a fee.
  • Multi-unit dwellings will be provided one 360 litre cart for every three units within the building.





Cart Placement



Residents with mobility challenges may not be able to meet waste cart location requirements for curbside collection. To keep with the automated program and for the safety of our collection staff a decision will be made by the Roads Supervisor after a site assessment.






Garbage Tags

In most circumstances, the new system will not require the use of garbage tags.

  • Any waste in the cart does not need a tag.
  • Tags will be required when you have excess waste. There are two options:
  1. Purchase a second 132L litre cart for weekly collection
  2. Garbage tags are not going away entirely. For occasional excess waste you can purchase a tag for an extra garbage bag. Waste that does not fit in your cart will require a tag for each bag. The tag price will be increasing to $5 per tag.
  • The City will be offering refunds for garbage tags at $2.00 per tag. Refunds will only be issued at City hall not private retailers.







Cost

The estimated cost to the City for implementation is $534,000. Elimination of the garbage tag fee will result in increased fixed annual rates to offset the removal of the garbage tag revenue. The fees for taxpayers with no bag tag requirements include an annual levy of $120, an increase of $41, or equivalent to the cost of 22 garbage tags. The levy will be included in the homeowner’s property taxes and will not take effect until 2022.




Welcome to the Public Engagement for the

New Automated Solid Waste Collection System Coming this Fall!

We're rolling out the new way for throwing away! We know you'll have lots of questions about our new automated solid waste collection, so we'll make sure you get all the answers right here. Let's Roll!


Carts are being delivered now! Included is an important

Do's and Dont's Guide

DO NOT USE UNTIL AUTOMATED COLLECTION IN YOUR AREA BEGINS.



Cart Size

  • The carts will be delivered to your home prior to September 30, 2021.
  • They are 132 litres, large enough to hold 2 large black bags or 4 kitchen bags.
  • The carts are purchased by the City and will be distributed during a phased-in program.
  • Large families can purchase an additional cart for a fee.
  • Multi-unit dwellings will be provided one 360 litre cart for every three units within the building.





Cart Placement



Residents with mobility challenges may not be able to meet waste cart location requirements for curbside collection. To keep with the automated program and for the safety of our collection staff a decision will be made by the Roads Supervisor after a site assessment.






Garbage Tags

In most circumstances, the new system will not require the use of garbage tags.

  • Any waste in the cart does not need a tag.
  • Tags will be required when you have excess waste. There are two options:
  1. Purchase a second 132L litre cart for weekly collection
  2. Garbage tags are not going away entirely. For occasional excess waste you can purchase a tag for an extra garbage bag. Waste that does not fit in your cart will require a tag for each bag. The tag price will be increasing to $5 per tag.
  • The City will be offering refunds for garbage tags at $2.00 per tag. Refunds will only be issued at City hall not private retailers.







Cost

The estimated cost to the City for implementation is $534,000. Elimination of the garbage tag fee will result in increased fixed annual rates to offset the removal of the garbage tag revenue. The fees for taxpayers with no bag tag requirements include an annual levy of $120, an increase of $41, or equivalent to the cost of 22 garbage tags. The levy will be included in the homeowner’s property taxes and will not take effect until 2022.



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    I live on Joyce, who is responsible if a vehicle strikes my can or if it blows into the street? I work, so I'm not able to bring the can inside after it is empted. It seems like it isn't safe for me to take advantage of this program.

    Al asked 3 months ago

    Residents on Joyce are able to participate in this program, cart placement issues can be discussed if you feel the location is unsafe.  Please call 604 485-8657 to set up a time to meet on site with an employee.  

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    Do businesses receive waste carts?

    vmbjerre asked 3 months ago

    Curbside collection is for resident/households, not for business use.  

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    I have no use for curb-side pick-up. Why can't I opt out of this programme?

    mmmmm asked 4 months ago

    If your not interesting in participating we can pick up your cart.  

    The price of collection and disposal is made reasonable by having economies of scale based on participation of the community. There is not an option to opt out of garbage levy.

     

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    I had a bin dropped at my business - 4726 Marine Ave - we back onto a parking lot. Where are we supposed to place the bin for pick up??

    karynebailey asked 4 months ago

    Could you please contact us at 604 485-8657?  i feel we need more details from you and maybe a site visit.  

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    I have mobility issues. I talked to Jason Lilly where to leave my cart (at the bottom of my backstairs so the workers can see it) and they will take it to the pick up spot). Will they return it to the bottom of the stairs so it is ready for the next week. Also, since I do not have garbage every week is there a way to signal the workers it is not needing picked up on that week.

    Patsy asked 3 months ago

    Hi Patsy, i think it would be a good idea to get you back in contact with Jason for these details.  Please call us at 604 485-8657.  

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    Has the city any plans for the old garbage bins we have. Not all of us have a need or space to keep the old ones.

    Doreen asked 4 months ago

    Suggestions have come up for reusing old garbage bins.  Ideas like, garden tools storage, planters, composter, container for recycling at curbside or rain barrel.  

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    How many people will be laid off or offered early retirement with this tax increase, be honest. It would be more productive for the whole community if this million + dollars had been spent fixing the streets and creating a few jobs.

    ken asked 4 months ago

    We appreciate your feedback and it will be forwarded to the appropriate department. Thank you

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    We have no curbs on our street at this time are you installing curbs on Marine ave.

    ken asked 4 months ago

    Please contact Operational Services at opssecretary@powellriver.ca or 604-485-8657.

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    How do you get a cart?

    Zoe asked 4 months ago

    Carts are being delivered now. If you have not received your cart by September 30, please contact Operational Services at opssecretary@powellriver.ca or 604-485-8657. 

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    I have not used the city garbage collection since the advent of garbage tags. Now you expect me to pay more per year for a service I will not use. How is this fair?

    Disgruntled asked 4 months ago

    Garbage tags are no longer needed for garbage within the garbage cart.  Depending on how you disposed of garbage up until now, you may be saving money.  An increase of $41 is equal to about 21 tags or about 8 trips to Augusta.  I hope you decide to participate in this program and find that it works well for you.

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