Vanderhoof garbage collection will be a little different moving forward.
Residents will need different garbage bins that work with the District of Vanderhoof’s new collection truck. The bins latch onto an arm at the vehicle, which picks them up, dumps them into the top of the truck, and then places the empty bins back on the ground.
Mayor Gerry Thiessen says this new method will make collection day more efficient.
“We’re kind of getting into the 21st century which lots of other communities have. It’s going to be something new for our community and we’re pretty excited.”
It’s still undecided whether the District or residents will foot the bin bill, but Thiessen says talks amongst Council have leaned towards Vanderhoof paying.
There are three different sized bins ordered: 112 are 35 gallons ($40.93), 800 are 65 gallons ($49.70), and 250 are 95 gallons ($56.50).
The District has set aside $81,540.00 in the 2016 Financial Plan to buy these bins. The purchasing of these bins will cost an expected $74,232.43.
Council will finalize the bylaw changes in the coming weeks.