Residents asked to take stock of their totes
Call it the totalling of the totes.
The first stage of the Cowichan Valley Regional District's new curbside collection service arrived in the mail this week: a survey asking users what kind of trash tote they would prefer.
“Although the use of easyroll totes has increased recycling rates in other jurisdictions across B.C. by up to 30 percent, we are offering people the chance to choose one of four custom tote sizes if they prefer something bigger or smaller than the recommended household size," CVRD waste operations superintendent Jason Adair said in a press release.
The totes will replace yellow or blue recycling bags in CVRD electoral areas and, in some areas, garbage cans as well when the program launches this summer.
Residents will automatically receive recommended size totes for their curbside materials, unless they custom order a preferred size by March 22. Residents wanting to inspect their tote choices firsthand will get that opportunity.
“We have some permanently on display at Bing’s Creek, but also hope to have some set up at the CVRD main office as well as Kerry Park recreation centre," Adair said.
"Once we’re up and running with the new service, people will have additional time to switch totes if they find they need a better size to suit their needs after the fact. So, there are lots of options for people.”
Tote selection surveys are also available here.