Effective April 1, 2020, the new Fraser Valley Regional District waste sorting bylaw applies to all owners or occupiers of residential, commercial, industrial and institutional properties in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Harrison Hot Springs, Hope, Kent, Mission and Electoral Areas A - H.
To comply with this bylaw, residents of Hope must sort all recyclable and compostable material out of the garbage before it leaves your property.
The implementation of the regional bylaw has prompted changes to the collection system in the District of Hope.
A new alternating collection schedule is in place. Garbage and Recycling/Glass will be collected on alternate weeks and Organics/Green Waste collected weekly.
CLICK HERE for a detailed calendar
Roadside collection schedule for the District of Hope:
Residents living east and north of the Coquihalla River (Thacker Mountain, Kawkawa Lake, East Kawkawa Lake and Othello) you collection day is Tuesday.
Residents living in town, north of CN Rail your collection day is Wednesday.
Residents living in Silver Creek and Floods, your collection day is Thursday.
Residents living in town south of CN Rail and residents living west of the Fraser River, your collection day is Friday.
For Commercial customers that have curbside collection, your collection day will correspond with your respective Zone.
CLICK HERE to see the map, which outlines the Zones mentioned above.
All materials are to be at the curb by 7:00 am.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I recycle items not on the accepted list?
- The Recycle BC Collection facility at Hope Mattress Recycling is set up for those items not accepted curbside. This facility is located at 1046 4th Avenue.
Are there rules around Glass Collection?
- Please ensure all glass is clean of contents. Labels can still be on however lids go into recycling.
What about extra bags if my container is full?
- The carts are large enough to handle routine curbside collection volumes. Additional containers/bags will not be accepted at this time. Large volumes of residential waste can be taken to the Transfer Station.
Can we use bags for organics?
- Only use paper bags to collect or contain organics. Plastic bags, even those labelled “compostable or “biodegradable”, are not accepted. Paper bags containing liners are also not accepted.
What are organics?
Organic Material means material that can be composted or digested, including the following:
- Food waste including meat, fish, seafood, bones, grain products (bread/pasta/baked goods), salad, salad dressing, coffee grounds, dairy products, eggs, egg shells, fruits, vegetables, pasta, nuts, nutshells, non-liquid fats, butter, mayonnaise, and other condiments;
- Food soiled paper including paper that has been soiled by or comingled with food residue, compostable paper packaging, paper plates and carbon paper.
- Facial tissue, paper napkins or towels are normally accepted however due to COVID-19 please put these in with regular garbage.
- Plant waste including grass clippings, moss, tree trimmings and branches, leaves, plants, flowers, weeds, bark mulch, but excluding agricultural waste; and
- Single-use wooden food utensils including toothpicks, popsicle sticks, stir sticks, skewers and chop sticks;
All of the above organics go straight into the Organics and Green Waste container.
Who owns the carts and glass container?
- The carts and glass container belong to the waste hauler, Valley Waste and Recycling. The carts and container are assigned to the property and not the occupants. What this means is that if you move they must remain at the residence. Each cart is impregnated with a chip that can be tracked, making it easy for the hauler to locate missing carts.
The District's Transfer Station is located at 22970 Trans Canada Highway.
- Debit and Credit Card only for the time being. No cash.
- Commercial users can pick up a credit application at the Transfer Station if they wish to set up an account with Valley Waste.
- Hours of operation are Tuesday to Saturday 8:30am-4pm
Current Disposal Fees:
- Minimum Fee for all waste categories-$10.00
- Sorted Refuse-$115.00/1,000 Kg
- Unsorted Refuse-$175.00/1,000 Kg
- Yard Waste (trees, stumps, branches & brush only)-$75.00/1,000 Kg
- Clean Construction Wood Waste-$100.00/1,000 Kg
- Drywall (with papperwork)-$145.00/1,000 Kg
- Tires (No Rims) maximum 20 inch-$20.00/tire
- Mattresses, Box Springs-$20.00 each
- Commercial Refuse Roll-off Containers-$140.00/1,000 Kg
Failing to comply with instructions of scale attendant, and/or dumping when prohibited-$500.00
Appliances ie: fridges, stoves, dishwashers, washers, dryers and freezers, are accepted free of charge.
General recyclables such as cardboard, newspaper, clean paper products, plastic containers and tin/aluminum cans are accepted at no cost.
Gently used clothing can also be dropped off at the Transfer Station. Used clothing collected at the Transfer Station and Landfill is donated to the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA). Go to CDA donation program for more information.
For more information, please contact the Transfer Station at 236-355-0044.