City is taking orders for new garbage cans

The city is taking garbage from Alberni residents - orders for new garbage cans, that is.

City engineer Guy Cicon with the three options people can choose from for the new garbage cans. Once the automated-arm garbage trucks are put into use

The city literally wants the public to throw garbage at them—some information about garbage, that is.

More than 1,000 people have set their new garbage can order information to the city already, city engineer Guy Cicon said at Monday’s council meeting.

But city staff is still in the process of organizing the order and need the public’s help in advancing the issue.

“We need residents to let us know what size garbage carts they need,” Cicon said.

The carts come in three sizes: 80-, 120- and 240-litre, and cost $83, $98 and $200 respectively.

There is no charge up front for the cans.

Instead, the cost will be reflected in the pending annual garbage fee, which will replace the existing garbage service fee next year.

The 80L and 120L cans look identical in size but the 80L has a false bottom that makes the volume smaller, Cicon said.

The cans have an animal resistant option as well, he said.

The city has mailed out order forms to city residents, which they still have time to mail back.

Or they can access them by logging on to the city’s website.

Cicon hopes to submit the order soon, with delivery expected in October.

Meanwhile, the two new automatic-arm garbage trucks valued at $560,000 have been ordered and are expected in September.

The trucks will only be able to pick up garbage from the new cans.

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