Adverse Weather Disruptions to Collection Service
Adverse Weather Disruption to Collection ServiceSometimes severe winter weather can effect curbside collection by causing unsafe driving conditions and roads blocked by downed trees or power lines.
Safety is the priority for the collection contractor. Slippery roads can be unsafe for large collection vehicles, putting collection staff and other road users at risk.
During severe winter weather every effort is made to collect the curbside materials. If a regular collection day is missed due to weather or road conditions, the following procedure will apply:
- Take your material in for the night, this will help to deter pests.
- Have your material back at the curb by 8am. Collection staff will attempt to pick up the missed material in the two days following the missed collection.
- If road conditions continue to prevent collection on the subsequent two (2) days, including weekends, the missed material will be collected on the next corresponding collection day.
- For example; if your garbage was missed, you will be permitted twice the material on the next garbage collection day. Standard weight and size limits apply. Visit the Curbside Collection page for more information.
Information can also be accessed from the RDN webpage at www.rdn.bc.ca (look for the alert section on the home page), facebook or on Twitter @RDNanaimo
For more information contact Progressive Waste at 1-866-999-8227 or RDN Solid Waste Services at 250-390-6560.