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Snow freezes garbage, recycling pickup in Sooke, CRD

Garbage on pause until new year
Snowy conditions are making waste collections tricky. (Black Press Media file photo)

Some people putting out their blue and black bins will need to haul them back inside until the New Year.

Garbage pickup is delayed for some Sooke residents amid wintry conditions.

Sooke Disposal Ltd. had paused collections until Jan. 6, owner Jesse Winter explained in a Facebook post on Dec. 30. But in a subsequent post on Jan. 2, Winters said garbage and kitchen waste collections would be going ahead on Jan. 3.

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The Capital Regional District also paused all recycling collection due to icy road conditions on Dec. 30 and asked residents to hold their recycling until their next collection day. There is no limit on how much recycling can be placed at the curb and items can be dropped off at a depot for free, the statement from the CRD said.


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