Big Red Ent. has brought to our attention that there has been an increase in the amount of garbage by-law regulations not being followed. The following is a couple regulations that have been most noticeable.
Placing of Garbage Receptacles
Garbage receptacles shall be placed at the curb or edge of the street right-of-way or in garbage containers prior to 8:00 am on the designated pick-up day for:
i. the collection area; and
ii. If a pick-up falls on a statutory holiday ISWAC will advertise the day and time the service will be provided.
Contents and Covering of Cans
No liquids or free water shall be put or placed in or allowed to run or accumulate in any regulation garbage receptacle, and all such regulation garbage receptacles shall, at all times, be kept securely covered with a water tight cover.
For the purpose of this Bylaw, the regular garbage collection service shall consist of the removal of the contents of not more that two regulation garbage receptacles.
Extra garbage will be removed only if a garbage tag is affixed to the contents (normally a bag) of additional regulation receptacles. If oversized receptacles are used and are full, tags will be required for the removal of any additional garbage. These can be purchased at the Village of Masset office for $2.00 per tag.
Regulation Garbage Receptacle
means a galvanized iron or plastic receptacle, circular in design and provided with a good and sufficient water tight cover, having a capacity of not more than 0.71 m3 and having a diameter of not more that 41 cm and a depth of not more that 61 cm. The maximum gross weight of any receptacle plus its contents must not exceed 30 kg.
If you would like more information, the Village of Masset office has a copy of the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District Bylaw No. 276.