Curbside organics collection is coming to the communities of Britannia Beach and Furry Creek.

Organics collection is the latest inclusion in the waste collection program and will be in place beginning in June, with each residence receiving a complimentary bear-proof tote for their organics waste.Tote delivery is planned for June 5th, with collection taking place on the same day as garbage.

According to a news release the expanded program is part of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District’s ‘ongoing commitment to not only improve services to residents while moving closer toward zero waste, but to also manage wildlife attractants in the area’.

SLRD Board Chair and Electoral Area D Director, Tony Rainbow says the animal attractant bylaw that was adopted last year is important in helping to manage wildlife attractants and mitigate human/wildlife interactions. “this program, which brings curbside organics collection to residents in Britannia Beach and Furry Creek, will make it easier than ever to ensure that residents are taking the necessary steps to properly manage the collection and storage of organic waste” he said.

An information session will be held about the program with SLRD staff and a representative from the Conservation Officer Service on May 29th at 7 p.m. at the Britannia Mine Museum Multi-Purpose Room. A second session will be scheduled in Furry Creek at a later date.


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