West Shore residents who didn’t have their recycling picked up on Tuesday due to the snow will have to wait another two weeks. (iStock photo)

Recycling didn’t get picked up? You’ll have to wait another two weeks

Snow made many roads too dangerous for recycling trucks

West Shore residents who didn’t have their recycling picked up earlier this week due to the snow will have to wait another two weeks.

On Tuesday, which also happened to be recycling day for many residents, the snow made areas including Goldstream Avenue, Braemar Heights, Colwood and Bear Mountain, too dangerous for recycling trucks.

RELATED: Snow wreaks havoc on the West Shore

According to the Capital Regional District (CRD), a number of trucks attempted to provide collection service on hills or along narrow side streets early in the day, but slipped off the road or became stuck.

Since collection trucks are used around the region on a daily basis, the CRD said they cannot be sent back to impacted areas.

But not everyone is happy about this. Colwood Coun. Gorgie Logan called it “unacceptable.”

“Our recycling was not picked up on Tuesday because of the snow, understandably. However, no plan to reschedule,” Logan said in a tweet. “Told it is cancelled and will be picked up on our next scheduled day! Totally unacceptable! Pick up at night.”

Residents are being advised to hold on to their recyclables until Tuesday, Jan. 2 or drop off their items at one of the region’s recycling depots for free.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

kendra.wong@goldstreamgazette.com

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Victoria gets new collegiate baseball team, training facility

Golden Tide coach wants to see as many local kids play for the HarbourCats as possible

‘It’s a boy’: Southern Resident killer whale calf born to J Pod is healthy, researchers say

J35 had previously done a ‘Tour of Grief,’ carrying her dead calf for 17 days

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Greater Victoria

Thunderstorm may produce strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain, warns Environment Canada

Sooke couple that owned Sooke Harbour House given $4 million after lengthy court case

B.C. Supreme Court rules in favour of Frederique and Sinclair Philip

Local MP Elizabeth May likes aspects of throne speech, but questions execution

According to May nobody is as ‘reckless’ as BC’s John Horgan in dismissing snap election

B.C. reports 91 new cases as officials remain worried over ‘clusters of COVID-19

There have now been a total of 8,395 cases in B.C. since the pandemic began

Canada’s active COVID-19 cases top 10,000 as daily new cases triple over the past month

Dr. Tam repeated her warning to young people, who have made up the majority of recent cases

First 8 months of fatal overdoses in B.C. have now exceeded 2019 death toll

Nine people died every two days in August, BC Coroners Service data shows

Liberal effort to reset policy agenda panned by rivals as too much talk, not action

Trudeau said it’s ‘all too likely’ families won’t be able to gather for Thanksgiving next month

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

‘Show us the money’ for cannabis, local governments tell B.C.

Municipal tax, transit revenues falling as costs rise

Cops for Cancer: COVID-19 can’t stop Tour de Rock

‘having the chance to come back and ride this year means everything to me’

People ‘disgusted’ by COVID-19 election call, B.C. Liberal leader says

Andrew Wilkinson speaks to municipal leaders from Victoria

Most Read