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Neighbourhoods, routes selected for city's organic waste collection trial run

Organics carts and kitchen bins will be delivered to homes on weekdays from late August to mid-September. Residents will receive a letter with information and instructions.
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The City of Kamloops has announced routes selected for a pilot project beginning this fall that will see staff collect organic waste at the curb.

The routes include:

• Zone 1: Westsyde (west of Westsyde Road from Sicamore Drive to Riverview Road);

• Zone 2: Brocklehurst/North Kamloops (from Eighth Street to Valhalla Drive and from Tranquille Road to Pembroke Avenue);

• Zone 3: North Kamloops/McDonald Park (between Cottonwood Avenue, Tranquille Road and sections of Royal Avenue);

• Zone 4: Upper Sahali (south and east of Summit Drive from Pinreridge Estates to Highway 5A);

• Zone 5: Juniper West (Qu’Appelle Boulevard and Galore Crescent area) and sections of Valleyview west of Highland Road (Valleyview Drive and Glenwood Rive, Orchard Drive).

Residents who live in areas selected will not have to pay any additional costs for the city’s curbside collection during the pilot project.

Organics carts and kitchen bins will be delivered to homes on weekdays from late August to mid-September. Residents will receive a letter with information and instructions.

Operations for the pilot program include using the city’s current fleet of trucks. The material will be taken to an established transfer station prior to being transported by Arrow Transport to its composting facility in Princeton.

For more information, go online to letstalk.kamloops.ca/organics.