Mark your calendars, South Delta. Spring has arrived and that means it's time for the Spring Clean-Up.
Spring Clean-Up is an annual program where the municipality waives normal garbage volume limits and residents can place excess waste or bulky household items at the curbside for collection.
This year's clean-up days are Monday, April 8 in Tsawwassen and Tuesday, April 9 in Ladner.
Residents are asked to not set out any items or materials for Spring Clean-Up any sooner than the weekend prior to collection.
There are a few restrictions, including the amount of garbage set out cannot exceed a pick-up truck load.
Accepted items include: furniture, miscellaneous household items that have been bagged or bundled, as well as scrap metal for recycling. Separate metal items, such as dishwashers, stoves, washing machine, dryers, hot water tanks barbeques, metal lawn furniture and bicycles, from the non-recyclables. Scrap metal will be picked up after the non-recyclable items.
There are also a number of items that are not accepted as part of the program:
. Items that cannot be handled by two people
. Mattresses and box springs
. Loose material (small miscellaneous items must be bagged or bundled)
. Light fixtures (ceiling fans and lights, table lamps, etc.)
. Yard trimmings, stumps, rocks, dirt and sod
. Liquids of any type
. Auto parts, tires and batteries
. Electronics, including personal computers, printers, small appliances, TVs, audio/visual equipment, power tools, electric toys, sewing machines, treadmills
. Blue box, yellow and blue bag recyclable materials
. Propane tanks, paint, solvents and any other hazardous material
. Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners
. Construction, demolition and home renovation materials
. Other items prohibited from disposal at the Vancouver Landfill (for a complete list visit vancouver.ca/landfill)
Many of the items not accepted are recyclable as part of the province's Take-Back programs. For more information about recycling options, call 604RECYCLE (732-9253).
For more information about Spring Clean-Up, call 604-946-3260 or email email@example.com.
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