City relaxes garbage rule

Salmon Arm councillor Chad Eliason will no longer have to worry about putting his garbage out the night before collection.

Salmon Arm councillor Chad Eliason will no longer have to worry about putting his garbage out the night before collection.

Council gave third reading to a bylaw amending the city’s Collection and Disposal of Solid Waste and Recycling Bylaw that allows curbside program participants to place collection bags and containers out after 8 p.m. on the evening prior to pick-up.

This is something Eliason admits he’s already been doing, despite the current bylaw which requires garbage and recycling be placed out for pick-up before 7 the morning of collection.

“I led by example on this one I think, since the original bylaw was passed,” said Eliason. “I do it as a public service to remind my neighbours that tomorrow morning they have to have it out by 7, so I fully support this.”

The amendment does come with a provision that gives city staff the ability to require placement of bags and containers after 5:30 a.m. on designated collection days if scavenging by wildlife becomes an issue.

Coun. Kevin Flynn, who has also confessed to putting his garbage out the evening prior, called the amendment a perfect compromise, while Coun. Alan Harrrison suggested the change might actually result in an increase in both recycling and waste making its way to the curb.


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