I experienced complete disbelief and disappointment as I read the rationale and details of the long list of what cannot be recycled with the organization the City of Kamloops has just contracted to take its recycling.
To contract with Multi-Material BC, whose list of what it will recycle is so limited and significantly less than what is accepted now, makes no sense for our citizens in this day and age.
The reasons given to support limiting the materials now to be collected seems like a case of the tail wagging the dog.
Rather than being environmentally responsible and looking at other recycling practices in the province, which are progressive and recycle almost everything at the curbside, it seems we are going back to the Dark Ages of recycling with this company.
I moved here from another similar-sized city in B.C., where everything was collected at the curbside using a two-container/box practice, where paper was separated from other materials.
Items in one container (cans, glass, etc.) and items from the other container (paper, etc.) were thrown into separate bins in the collection trucks.