The Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD) is continuing to improve their recycling program by accepting another kind of material.
‘Other flexible plastic packaging’ is now being taken at depots throughout the region. The category includes materials like chip bags and net bags.
“Other flexible plastic packaging is one of the fastest growing packaging types on the market and the largest category of packaging that was previously not collected,” read a statement from the TNRD. “This is an opportunity for residents to reduce the waste in their garbage bags and will help the TNRD achieve greater diversion and waste reduction targets.”
Now accepted are crinkly wrappers and bags such as chip, pasta and cereal bags, zipper lock and stand up pouches, non-food protective packaging such as bubble wrap, flexible packaging with seals like pre-sliced meat and cheese packages and woven plastic bags like those used for onions or avocados.
Changes made to the recycling program over the past months can be confusing to learn. More information can be found at recyclebc.ca or by using the My Waste app.