Tag: garbage

Life Musings

Better than Banning Plastic

I have heard the Trudeau government is moving ahead with a ban on a wide variety of single use plastic items. Good stuff. However, I have a simple proposal for dealing with all single use plastic that would be much more effective. My proposal? Make retailers responsible for all the plastic they sell or giveaway. […]

Community Events

Coquitlam 125 Partnership; Keeping Waste Out of Landfills

As thousands of people prepare to attend the Coquitlam 125 anniversary celebrations this year, the City’s special events staff are devising a plan to keep more than a tonne of discarded food, packaging and other recyclables out of the landfill. A single large event such as Coquitlam’s Canada Day celebration can produce almost 900 kilograms […]

Community Events

More on Coquitlam’s New Waste Collection System

After visiting the Coquitlam waste management tent at the Canada Day celebrations yesterday I learned a couple of new things about the new waste collection system being implemented in Coquitlam, BC. First, you cannot put cat litter or dog waste (poop) into the green bins. No way, no how. So I asked, what are people […]

Life Musings

New Waste Collection System Begins in Coquitlam

Nothing, absolutely NOTHING, says “life in the burbs” like worrying about garbage and wondering if today is garbage day. So it is with great excitement that I look forward to Wednesday of this week when the new automated waste collection system kicks into high gear. Coquitlam residents in single-family homes will receive green waste and […]

Community Events

Waste Collection Changes in Coquitlam

Enough talk about BC’s public school classrooms for now and back to our usual fun stuff – today we are updating you on the changeover in the garbage/waste collection systems being implemented in Coquitlam. With the changeover to Coquitlam’s new automated waste collection system starting the week of July 1, some Coquitlam residents in single-family […]