The City of Merritt was recently advised by the TNRD, that some curbside recycling containers were contaminated with items that are not permitted in the recycling containers, such as yard waste i.e. leaves, twigs etc. - this contaminated the entire bin container load.
Items that are not accepted also include, glass, hazardous waste, plastic bags and overwrap, dishes and cookware, paint, form packaging, garden hoses, scrap metal and toys.
The TNRD can charge a penalty of $50.00 per metric tonne for contaminated loads.
These penalties could result in an increase to garbage fees for residents.
Please be cognizant and do not contaminate your curbside recycling container with materials that are not permitted.
The City and the TNRD appreciates your cooperation.