Regional District of Kitimat Stikine to move to bag-free recycling to curb single-use plastics, starting Nov.29. (File photo)

Regional District of Kitimat Stikine to move to bag-free recycling to curb single-use plastics, starting Nov.29. (File photo)

RDKS switching to bag-free recycling starting Nov. 29

The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine aims to curb single-use plastics

Starting Nov. 29, the Regional District of Kitimat Stikine (RDKS) is moving to bag free recycling and residents will be required to place their clean recyclable materials directly into their bin, which must be a secure, lidded collection container.

Recycling collection is going bag-free to help reduce single-use plastics and harmonize service delivery with the City of Terrace & Recycle BC Stewardship program,” said Erin Blaney, RDKS Solid Waste Manager.

In a statement issued Tuesday, Nov. 16, RDKS said they have been working towards integrating its curbside collection Recycle BC’s existing program to reduce costs to taxpayers.

“There is no limit on the amount of recycling you may set out, and clear bags may still be used for additional materials when you have more than a bin-full, ” said Blaney in the statement.

The Regional District services areas around the City of Terrace including North Terrace, New Remo, Old Remo, Jackpine Flats, Copperside, Usk and Thornhill.

READ MORE: City of Terrace clamping down on bad residential recyclers

We are experiencing technical difficulties with our commenting platform and hope to be up and running again soon. In the meantime, you can still send us your thoughts on Facebook or Twitter, or submit a letter to the editor.