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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    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 5 days 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 5 days 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 6 days 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 8 days 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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    how do I buy an extra bin? Where is your contact information to call and place an order?

    VELLA asked 10 days ago

    You can get an additional cart by calling 604 485-8657 or going into City hall.  An administration fee of $25 is charged and levy prorated for the remaining of the year.  

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    Did you distribute carts in Wildwood today, Sept 17. (Hillcrest Ave)? I see carts in front of all of our neighbors but not in front of our place.

    Larry McCumsey asked 11 days ago

    We were out delivering carts today in Wildwood.  Please phone (604) 485-8657 to discuss.  

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    How do I opt out of this absolute stupidity? I do not want your fancy garbage bin, I have my own which I take to the dump. Will you be billing my tenants indivdually? Or am I now required to do city administration to collect fees? How do you people get to continue doing such a piss poor job of managing my tax contribution. Absolutely infuriated. Next thing you are goig to do is offload fire department fees to my insurance company. Oh right, you are allready trying to do that.

    RBY asked 18 days ago

    Please contact us by phone or email to discuss options, billing and program details.  

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    You have stated "There is no initial charge for the garbage can". Did the city get all the garbafge cans for free? How can you say there is no initiatl charge, you are raising my taxes.

    RBY asked 18 days ago

    Waste carts were purchased with tax and government funds.  Annual levy increase is replacing revenue collected for garbage tags.   

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    Are we at the expense if the inevitable happens and our bin is stolen?

    JohnM asked 18 days ago

    Homeowners are responsible for their carts and there is a replacement fee, if lost or stolen.  Carts have an area to write your address and serial number registered to your address in our records.

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    How much does it cost to buy an extra cart for garbage? Otherwise garbage will be picked up Every 2 weeks ?

    Pamw asked 18 days ago

    Garbage is scheduled to be collected every week.  An extra cart is an additional $80 annual levy.  

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