Monday August 22, 2022 | GREATER VICTORIA AREA, BC
by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends
The blue box curbside recycling pickup program is continuing to experience service disruptions due to staffing shortages at Emterra Environmental, the Capital Regional District’s (CRD) contractor for recycling collection.
Labour shortages are being seen throughout the economy as the disruptions generated by the pandemic — and now inflationary impacts — are felt throughout the economy.
CRD says that Emterra is actively recruiting new drivers but that collection delays are expected over the coming weeks until the business is fully staffed.
“They will attempt to recover materials on alternate days, including Saturdays,” said CRD in a statement to customers.
Leave materials overnight:
“If your recycling is not collected by 9 pm on your scheduled day, please leave your materials at the curb for recovery the following day,” says CRD.
Advise if not picked up within 48 hours:
If materials are not retrieved within 48 hours of your usual residential pickup day, CRD asks that you email your address to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The CRD says they appreciate the public’s patience as Emterra works to return the program to normal service levels.
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