CRD Recycling, Compost and Trash Management

  • Posted on: 25 January 2016
  • By: GOFAadmin


  • Recycling
  1. The link below currently provides details on the Capital Regional District (CRD) blue box program. Links do change--but the site is easy to navigate.
    1. recycling-composting.html
    1. Please note the new requirement to separate/group all glass and that lids be separately recycled as metal or plastic. which can be grouped together.
    1. Glass, tins, plastics, etc. are to be washed/rinsed.
    1. Broken glass must be trashed. The workers will not accept broken glass.
    1. Schedule: “Blue Box Wednesday” occurs Jan 6, then every second week
  2. Compost
    1. The kitchen scrap bin (under the sink) is for raw food cuttings, eggs shells, etc. and these, along with flower cuttings and similar compostables may be emptied into either of the two black compost bins at the back of the house.
    1. Please do not walk across the patio which is space assigned to Suite C.
    1. No biodegrable or other plastic bags are to be placed in the two GREEN Community Compost bins.
      1. Please refer to the schedule.
    2. Trash / Garbage
      1. Victoria is actively reducing land fill use so the narrow grey bin behind the fence next door at Mid Century Oaks serves both properties.
      1. Bagged trash including bones, food wrappers, found pet droppings and un- recyclable materials such as styrofoam should be bagged, tied and placed in the grey trash bin. The city will not empty them is there is any loose garbage.
      1. Experience has revealed that these three bins are ample for both properties unless residents fail to comply with the city and CRD composting and recycling guidelines. If you have an extraordinary amount of trash as some point, please be sensitive to you neighbours’ needs and purchase a trash ticket from the city for an extra garbage bag pick-up.
      1. Schedule: Jan 6, thereafter every second week, but on different days
      • Frequently asked questions
      1. Milk cartons?
        1. Wax paper cartons are now recyclable. As of 2015, they must be placed with plastics.
        1. Plastic milk jugs are recyclable as plastic.
        1. Tetra-paks are NOT recyclable.
          1. Paper labels on tin cans?
            1. These should be removed and recycled as paper (separate from the metal). Some of the workers are picky about this—others not—better safe than sorry!
            2. What about moving the trash bins to the street?
              1. Unless we are away, Rob or I will bring the bins to the roadside on collection morning. We’ll return the bins later in the day.
            3. What about the Community Compost service?
              1. Residents of 1262 Kings Rd and 2702 Mt. Stephen generally use the city compost program, that is, the GREEN bin at the back of 2702 MS. Food waste in this bin must be placed in biodegradable bags. Alternatively, there are two BLACK bins in the rear garden of 1262 Kings Rd for raw food waste and garden compostables ONLY - absolutely NO pet droppings, biodegradable plastic, etc. Feel free to scoop some dirt to cover newly dumped waste.
              1. Residents at 2706 and 2708 Mt. Stephen do not use the city program. Instead, the Community Compost program collects food and garden waste from two very large green bins along side 2706 MS. Rob and John will move the two large green compost bins onto the lawn along with the many plastic bins used for compostable garden waste. Don’t be surprised to see the lawn filled with bins on collection days. We’ll move everything back into the service corridor after collection.
            4. Is trash and recycling collected on the same day?
              1. Recycling: every second Wednesday from January 6
              1. Trash: every second week dates rotate
              • Reaching us
                1. Rob’s shifts mean that he may be sleeping at odd hours. So, for general communications, email to will reach us both so that whoever is first able to respond will do so.
                1. For more time sensitive text messages and calls, John may be more readily available than Rob, so please try his mobile number. If you need the number, just ask!
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