Waste Reduction / SortSmart


 

Please be advised that effective July 1, 2017 the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George will require all commercial haulers disposing of municipal solid waste at the Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill to SEPARATE recyclable corrugated cardboard.

Any commercial load of waste that contains cardboard will be subject to a surcharge under Bylaw 3023. Removing this recyclable item from the waste stream will save valuable landfill space, energy and resources.

If you require more information, or have any questions or concerns, please contact the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George at 250-960-4400. 

SortSmart FAQ's

The commercial sector is the largest contributor to the amount of waste generated, almost 60%, and represents the greatest potential for successful diversion.

Residents will not be effected by this new program. The Regional District encourages all residents to sort smart and recycle their cardboard. 

The additional surcharge will be introduced July 1, 2017.

There are two components to the implementation of this disposal program: threshold and surcharge. The term threshold refers to the tolerated amount of cardboard allowed in each load and surcharge refers to the penalty charge if the amount exceeds the threshold.

 

APRIL-JUNE 2017

JULY-DEC 2017

JAN

2018

JAN

2019

THRESHOLD

Education Period

25%

10%

5%

SURCHARGE

Education Period

50%

100%

100%

INCLUDED MATERIALS

Corrugated Cardboard

Corrugated Cardboard

Corrugated Cardboard

Corrugated Cardboard

Businesses may contact one of the haulers below to determine what cardboard recycling service is right for them:

All Points Waste Disposal: 250-562-0777
Blue Jewel Recycling Services: 250-960-8531
Cascades Recovery Inc.: 250-563-0233
Waste Management: 250-962-0369
West Bin: 250-563-2467

If a business would like to recycle SMALL LOADS of cardboard on their own, there are a variety of LOCATIONS where cardboard can be recycled.