July 26, 2020 News

To relieve some of the recycling pressure that has been building while we assessed our residential volume and our ability to safely handle and process it for transport during the Pandemic, GIRR will be starting a limited industrial, commercial, institutional (ICI) recycling program on Thursdays 10:30 – 1:30 starting July 30. We will only be accepting ICI materials during these times. Please do not bring any ICI during residential collection hours.

Any recycling brought to us by a business is considered ICI by the CRD.

We will start by accepting cardboard on a fee for service basis, and refundables (Beverage containers and bottles, tetra packs, wine in a box, etc.) for no charge should you wish to bring them to us. The cardboard fee will be $5 for half a mega bag or less, and $10 for more than half to a full mega bag. Breakdown and flatten all cardboard well before coming to the depot as it will have to fit into our mega bags. GIRR will bill you for this service so please don’t bring cash.

Though we are not currently accepting these PPP materials (plastic containers, Styrofoam packaging, Plastic bags/overwrap, and junk glass), we will be adding them to the stream when we can handle more volume as we move towards a more sustainable ICI program. At that time will be tracking the volume of all PPP materials for each individual ICI customer.

There will be one vehicle into the lot at a time for ICI and the gate will be closed early if we have a backlog.

This is a trial period as board and staff work toward a more permanent system assessing our volumes with the added streams.

Thank you for respecting our challenges and we look forward to better days ahead.