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Multi-Family FAQ's


Who provides garbage and recycling collection at multi-family properties?

Multi-family properties are required to make their own arrangement with a private contractor for collection and disposal of all waste streams.

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Is recycling required at multi-family properties?

Every multi-family property is required to provide collection for blue bag recyclables, and ensure the recyclables are delivered to an authorized recycling depot.

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Do multi-family properties follow the MMBC recycling guidelines?

Multi-family recycling is collected by private contractors hired by the property management company or strata. If your contractor is taking the recycling to a MMBC facility, then you must follow the MMBC guidelines. Please confirm with your strata council or property management company.

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Is compostable collection required at multi-family properties?

The City of Abbotsford (City)is planning to roll out a multi-family compostable program in 2018 in conjunction with similar programs across the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD). The program will be aligned with new regional sorting requirements to help divert 80% of material from landfills by 2020, as outlined in the FVRD’s Solid Waste Management Plan Update 2016-2026. The City is developing its new program in partnership with the FVRD in order to realize synergies and ensure consistent messaging across the region. As part of the City’s proposed program, every multi-family property will be required to provide separate compostables collection. Additional information will be provided as the new measures are developed.

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