It’s not the annual spring clean-up, but at least it’s something for City of Delta homeowners wanting to get rid of unwanted items from their homes.
Council on Monday will consider an engineering department recommendation to replace the cancelled spring-clean up with a large item pick-up program, described as a more flexible and accessible alternative.
The program will commence this year and staff are to evaluate community feedback and report back later to council.
Further details are to be provided by the City of Delta.
The City of Surrey also has a large item pick up program that enables homeowners to dispose big items like mattresses, furniture and appliances for free.
All households that receive Surrey curbside collection are eligible for the service and they can schedule up to six items a year.
Households with registered secondary suites are eligible for up to eight scheduled items per year in Surrey.
As far as Delta residents wanting to get rid of their smaller items, when the spring clean-up program was cancelled last year due to COVID-19, the city suggested a number of alternate options for discarding unwanted items:
* Use Delta’s free recycling app to search drop-off disposal and recycling options or visit delta.ca/recycle
* If your items are gently used and in working condition, consider donating. Contact the Recycling Council of BC for local donations options at 604-RECYCLE (604-732-9253) or visit rcbc.ca.