Contamination Remediation Plan

We’re on a mission to reduce contamination! 

As the City of Abbotsford continues to grow and develop, finding ways to reduce waste is an increasingly important part of minimizing the City’s impact on our environment. Abbotsford has an average of 14% contamination in our curbside recycling (based on recycling audits completed May 2021-August 2022).

In order to meet the Recycle BC requirements, we must work together to reduce this contamination rate and keep it at an acceptable level. To help the community reduce contamination and keep the recycling program affordable and sustainable the City has developed a Contamination Remediation Plan with the goal to significantly reduce our contamination in the 2023 and into the future.

For more information: Contact the Solid Waste Team at