Delta’s new Large Item Pick-Up Program begins next week.
Replacing the annual Spring Clean-Up, which was suspended last year due to COVID-19, the program commencing Monday, March 1 is a way for residents to dispose of large, bulky items such as sofas, washing machines and ovens.
Residents are to contact Remple Disposal, which has the recycling and waste collection contract with Delta, to schedule a time for collection.
Residents can dispose four items at once, or up to four separate items throughout the year.
The program will accept the same large items as Spring Clean-Up, but also mattresses, which were not picked up in the Spring Clean-Up.
Collected mattresses will be sent to the Vancouver Landfill at no cost to Delta thanks to the current landfill agreement with the City of Vancouver, which permits up to 7,200 mattresses to be recycled at no cost each year.
The new program is expected to cost the city $150,000 more than the Spring Clean-Up, according to the engineering department.
Staff will evaluate and review the community feedback on the replacement program throughout the year and report back to council.
Staff also noted that council will consider the return of the regular Spring Clean-Up program for 2022.
Residents can check Delta’s website - https://www.delta.ca/ - for more details including what items will not be accepted.