The government of New Brunswick is warning residents about recycling bins, and encouraging them to take advantage of the province’s recycling program.
The city of Kingston, Ont., has started a recycling program that will collect items from recycling bins and then deliver them to residents in a variety of ways.
“We are encouraging people to take the initiative to recycle and to help us with the recycling,” Mayor Steve Gorman told CBC News.
Gorman says residents can receive a free recycling bag if they donate the items to the city’s recycling facility.
The garbage-hauling company, SNC, has also started a program to collect recyclables from recycling facilities in New Brunswick.
“We’re partnering with a few companies, and we’re starting to partner with more,” Gorman said.
“And the goal is to eventually have as many people working with us as possible.”
The city has also been working with the province to ensure residents have access to free recycling bags.
“They’ve been asking us to take some action and provide some assistance,” he said.
A spokesperson for the province said the province is monitoring the situation and working with New Brunswick and Kingston to ensure that residents are able to collect their own recycling.
“The government is monitoring this issue, and will provide information to ensure New Brunswick’s recycling is in place as quickly as possible,” spokesperson Erin Martin told CBCNews.
In the meantime, residents who need assistance with their recycling should visit their local municipality.