The City may have changed the rules regarding garbage collection but it’s also making it easier to connect online to its waste-management collection and programs with a new online tool and a garbage app for your smartphone.
The app allows residents to:
- Sign up for waste collection reminders by e-mail, phone, twitter or text message;
- Download your collections schedule into your iCal, Google Calendar or Microsoft Outlook calendar;
- Print your collection schedule; and
- Use the waste wizard to determine how to properly dispose of something or find out if a material can be reused, recycled or disposed.
“The residents of our city do a great job recycling, composting, and diverting waste away from landfill,” Mayor McKee said in a statement announcing the new cybernetic tools. “With the recent changes to garbage collection and recycling the new online tools and mobile app will make it easier to learn about solid waste management in our community.”
The new Garbage Collection Bylaw amendments that were adopted at Council’s January 26 meeting include changes that strengthen the general community commitment to reduce and divert recyclable material from the solid-waste stream. With the every other week curbside collection of recyclable material most households have only been putting out one can per week. Accordingly, the City has amended its Bylaw to reflect allowance of one garbage can per week, per household. Bag tags for additional waste are available at City Hall.
The statement noted that while the years many residents have over the years purchased garbage cans in excess of the allowable size, the maximum can size has not changed. The City recognizes that many people own oversized garbage cans and will allow reasonable time for residents to convert to the 77-litre can size prior to enforcement.
The City also acknowledges that some community members have physical limitations and will be providing an opportunity to request special consideration with respect to wheeled garbage cans through an application process.
If you have any questions about solid-waste management or need to find special consideration forms for physical limitations please contact public works at 250-837-2001 or go to the City website at www.revelstoke.ca.