Stickers replacing blue garbage bags in Rossland

A sticker program will be replacing the blue garbage bags in Rossland. The program has already started.

The new stickers for large and small garbage bags will replace the blue garbage bag program that was in use by residents who use the curbside pick-up program.

Rossland residents will notice changes in garbage management as the city replaces the blue garbage bags it uses now, with a sticker program.

The new program will allow residents to use their own garbage bags in conjunction with the stickers, which can be found at the same places you would buy the blue garbage bags.

The stickers allow for large bags and small bags, each bought separately. The program is already being implemented at the retail locations.

Valerie Cross, office manager for Davies Sales and Services Ltd., said that the move will help the garbage contractor cut back on stacking and wrapping the blue bags.

It will also allow residents to use their own bags, rather than the blue bags which were known to break.

“Some people would double wrap them,” Cross said, which wasted the bags and their money.

The sticker sizes account for large and small bags. The large bag stickers cost $1.50 each, while the small bag stickers are $.75.

Cross cautions though that just because the sticker says large doesn’t mean they can be enormous.  The large bags can be no more than 28 by 36 inch bags and the small 18 by 28 inch.

The stickers are sold at Ferraro Foods, Rossland Hardware, Rossland Grocery and Davies Sales and Services.

Maryann Hebert-Davies, who, along with husband Allan, own Davies Sales and Services, said the blue bags will be taken until they are all run through, though the sticker program began Nov. 9.

Stickers must also be visible on each bag or they will not be taken.


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