Pitt Meadows

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Recycling Service Changes

Effective August 29, 2016, the City of Pitt Meadows will no longer be responsible for providing residential recycling services. Multi-Material BC (MMBC) will have direct responsibility for your recycling service and has selected Smithrite Disposal Ltd. as its collection partner in Pitt Meadows.

The types of materials you can recycle will stay the same, but some things will change:

  • Smithrite Disposal Ltd. will pick up your recycling
  • Place glass bottles and jars in your new grey box
  • Set recyclables at the curb by 7:00 a.m.
  • Check the Recycling Guide to see if your collection day changes

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QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

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Remember to:

  • Empty and rinse containers
  • Remove caps, pumps and lids and place loose in container box
  • Return deposit containers for refund

recycling guide

Click on the image below to download the 2016 – 2017 Pitt Meadows Recycling Guide. The Recycling Guide outlines how to sort your recycling, shows what is not accepted, and includes a collection calendar. You can also download the Multi-Material BC app from Google Play or the iTunes App store to access your collection schedule online, search for depots, and sign up for reminders.

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Address Search

Use our address search tool to view your curbside recycling collection schedule and nearest MMBC depots. You can also sign up for reminders and import your schedule into your online calendar.

If you have smartphone, you can download our app from your app store by searching “Multi-Material BC”.

FAQs

Effective August 29, the City of Pitt Meadows will transition responsibility for operating the City of Pitt Meadows’ residential recycling collection to Multi-Material BC (MMBC). Below are some answers to questions Pitt Meadows residents might have about the transition of service.

Will there be any changes to who picks up my recycling?

Yes. MMBC has awarded its curbside collection contract to Smithrite Disposal Ltd. Smithrite will provide weekly pick up of residential recycling for residents living in single family homes, as well as townhouses and mobile homes that currently receive curbside blue box service. Smithrite is a 100% BC-owned, family-run company with a long history of recycling and waste management in the province. As part of their commitment to the environment, the collection truck used within the City of Pitt Meadows will be powered by Compressed Natural Gas, a cleaner fuel alternative.

Will there be any changes to what items I can put out for my recycling?

Residents will continue to be able to recycle all of the plastic and metal packaging, and printed paper, that they do today – including items introduced by the MMBC program: paper hot beverage cups, empty aerosol containers and plastic plant pots. Materials that are depot-only (foam packaging, plastic bags and plastic overwrap) should continue to be excluded from curbside and multi-family recycling, and instead taken to an MMBC depot.

In addition, MMBC is rolling out segregated curbside glass collection. New collection containers will be provided to households from August 15 – 26, with separate glass collection beginning in August 29.

Why is it important to separate glass from other recyclables?

You can help ensure more materials are recycled by sorting glass from your other recyclables. Glass breaks easily during collection and, when broken glass mixes with plastic, metal and paper containers, it becomes difficult to sort and recycle all of these materials. Separating your glass from other recyclables helps ensure more materials are recycled.

Will there be any changes to my collection schedule?

For some residents, collection days have changed. A new recycling guide and calendar will be delivered to you during the last two weeks of August, and takes effect August 29th. You may also search for your collection day and view your schedule on-line, or download MMBC’s app to sign up for collection reminders, search for depots and more.

Will there be any changes to my collection pick up time?

Yes. Please set out your recycling by 7:00am on your collection day.

Was Pitt Meadows already part of the MMBC program?

The City of Pitt Meadows joined the MMBC program in May 2014, and – like many communities in the province – was receiving a financial incentive from MMBC to manage its own residential recycling collection. The City decided in December 2015 to transition recycling collection directly to MMBC. Residential recycling is funded by MMBC member companies that supply packaging and printed paper into the BC market.

Do I have to pay for replacement recycling containers?

MMBC will replace each container once per household, free of charge. Should your household request multiple replacement containers, you will be asked to pay for the second and subsequent replacements. To request new containers, please contact Smithrite Disposal at recycle@smithrite.com or 604-529-4011.

Does MMBC directly provide recycling services to any other communities?

MMBC already provides direct service in many areas of the province including the Cities of Langley, Coquitlam, Revelstoke, Prince George and Quesnel; the Village of Anmore; the University Endowment Lands; and Regional Districts of North Okanagan, Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary. In the fall of 2016, MMBC will also assume direct service for the City of Vancouver.

I live in an apartment building where all residents bring their recycling to a centralized location. What does this mean for me?

The City of Pitt Meadows will no longer directly provide multi-family recycling service. Your building owner or manager, or your strata, has received information from the City of Pitt Meadows on how to ensure multi-family recycling service continues. Please contact your building manager for more information on specific sorting instructions depending on where you live.

What does this mean for apartment building owners and managers where residents bring their recycling to a centralized location?

If you own or manage a multi-family building in the City of Pitt Meadows where all residents bring their recycling to a centralized location (typically with blue recycling carts), you will no longer receive recycling service from the City of Pitt Meadows. It is necessary to take action to ensure your recycling service continues beyond August 31, 2016.

You may either choose an approved MMBC collector, or another hauler at your discretion. If you choose an MMBC collector, the cost of basic recycling services will be offset by a financial incentive provided by MMBC to that collector. MMBC’s approved collector in Pitt Meadows is Smithrite Disposal Ltd. For more information on Smithrite or to arrange multi-family recycling service directly, please contact Nick Kumar at 604-529-4030 or nick@smithrite.com.

If you own or manage a townhouse or mobile home park complex with blue box service, where each household sets out their own blue boxes individually for pick-up, you will automatically receive service from Smithrite and do not need to take further action.


Who can I contact for more information about my recycling service?

If you have questions about your existing recycling collection, please contact the City of Pitt Meadows or Waste Management, at 604-520-7800.

After August 29, curbside customers should contact MMBC’s Pitt Meadows collection partner, Smithrite Disposal Ltd, at 604-282-7967.

To learn more about what can and cannot be recycled under the MMBC program, click here or view our complete material list.

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Collection questions or need information?

If you have questions about your existing recycling collection, please contact the City of Pitt Meadows or Waste Management, at 604-520-7800.

After August 29, curbside customers should contact MMBC’s Pitt Meadows collection partner, Smithrite Disposal Ltd, at 604-282-7967.

To learn more about what can and cannot be recycled under the MMBC program, click here or view our complete material list.

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