PITT MEADOWS, BC – The City of Pitt Meadows switches to automated waste collection next week, and Waste Management will be at Pitt Meadows Spirit Square on Friday October 28 from 3:15pm to 4:45pm with a “Touch A Truck” event, which will include one of the new automated trucks for people to check out and learn more about the new service.
The event will open with remarks by Mayor John Becker and Alex Limongelli, Public Sector Manager, BC for Waste Management. “Touch a Truck” will also include an overview with Waste Management drivers, and an exclusive opportunity for visitors to see the new truck in action with Pitt Meadows’ new garbage carts.
“The ‘Touch A Truck’ event is an opportunity for citizens to come and see what the truck does, and learn more about how their household waste is collected and managed in Pitt Meadows,” said Mark Roberts, Chief Administrative Officer of the City.
New mandatory garbage containers that work with the automated arm of the new trucks were delivered to households last week. The City is working with Waste Management on a program to pick up residents’ old garbage cans and properly recycle them in late November. More details will be announced on the City’s website.
Containers should be placed at the curb by 7:30am on collection day. To allow the trucks clear access to the container, it should be placed with the wheels as close to the curb as possible, with at least three feet of space from any obstructions such as cars, trees, fences, mailboxes or other containers. It should also be placed with the lid opening toward the street. Information and instructions on how to place the cart at the curb for the trucks will also be included with the new containers delivered to households.
Pickup schedules and information on what is accepted in the curbside program will be delivered with new containers and is also available online at pittmeadows.ca. Residents can also call Waste Management’s customer care line at 604.520.7800.