The City of Delta is aiding household’s “out with the old, in with the new” efforts this month as part of its annual Spring Clean-Up, an annual expanded garbage and scrap metal recycling pick-up service.
For folks receiving weekly collection in North Delta, on April 10 and 11 they may leave excess or bulky items — bundled and/or bagged — at the curb for city pickup. The amount cannot exceed one pickup truck load (2.5 metres x 1.2 x 1), and must be able to be handled by two people.
The following will not be accepted: loose materials, construction and demolition materials (wood, cabinets, doors, toilets, drywall), recyclables, electronics, paint, small appliances and light fixtures — these can be returned for free at bottle depots. Mattresses are also a no-go, however residents (proof required) may pick up a free voucher allowing the drop-off of up to two mattresses/box springs/futons once each year at the Vancouver Landfill.
The city asks that nothing be placed curbside until the weekend prior to the special collection in order to keep streetscapes tidy. Bylaw officers will be patrolling neighbourhoods to prevent illegal dumping, ensuring the proper schedules are observed and to identify any prohibited items left out.
It is not uncommon for streets in Delta to look a little like a garage sale with everything from furniture to luggage, in good condition, sitting outside. Passers-by often pick from the pile, which helps to avoid unnecessary disposal. Another alternative for residents is to donate to a local charity. Contact the BC Recycling Hotline at 604-732-9253 or go to www.bcrecycles.ca for options.
For complete details regarding Spring Clean-Up, visit the website.