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Catastrophic B.C. flooding forces Burnaby to halt some curbside collecting

Residents asked to hold onto some items
recycling burnaby bins
Glass collection is on hold.

B.C.’s devastating flooding situation has forced the City of Burnaby to temporarily halt some of its curbside collection services.

According to a post on the city’s website, as of Nov. 22, until further notice:

  • Curbside glass collection for houses and duplexes and some multi-family buildings is temporarily suspended
  • Glass and foam packaging drop-off at the Eco-Centre is temporarily suspended

“This is due to the unprecedented flooding and resulting transportation challenges and limited access to end markets that has impacted post-collection recycling operations,” said the city. “Residents are asked to hold on to affected materials, if they are able to, until the situation is resolved. Please check back for updates.”

The City provides garbage collection services to residential—houses, duplexes, apartments, condos and townhomes—and commercial facilities—businesses, schools, religious buildings, collecting garbage, recycling, yard trimmings and food scraps.