The recycling depot at the Genelle Fire Hall is now closed and the Blue Box Curbside Recycling program is underway.

The recycling depot at the Genelle Fire Hall is now closed and the Blue Box Curbside Recycling program is underway.

New era of recycling for Genelle

Genelle is now officially part of the Blue Box Curbside Recycling program.

As a result of persistent hard work by Electoral Area ‘B’ Director Linda Worley and the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB), Genelle is now officially part of the Blue Box Curbside Recycling program.

Residents were extremely pleased by the unexpected arrival of blue boxes on their doorsteps in late September after seven years of waiting for the convenience.

The Blue Box Curbside Recycling program allows Genelle residents to recycle the same materials as previously accepted at the now closed Genelle Fire Hall recycling depot.

The community refundable beverage container bin has been relocated to the Genelle Community Hall.

Residents may use additional blue box containers although only one type of recyclable item should be placed in each. Shredded paper may also be put out for curbside recycling if contained in the blue Recyclable Bag, a clear plastic bag or a box to minimize any possible effects from wind.

Worley would like to express a special note of appreciation to RDKB staff member Tim Dueck, Solid Waste Program coordinator, for his work on this project and for the hand delivery of the Blue Boxes/Reusable Bag to every household in Genelle to ensure a “clear understanding of the system and an opportunity to ask any questions of him.”

“There have been a vast number of residents phoning and commenting as to the positive aspect of the change to recycle for the community of Genelle.

“I would like to thank the citizens of Genelle for their acceptance and easy transition into the Blue Box Curbside Recycling Program.  Change is not always easy to adjust to, but in this case, the citizens have embraced and shifted to the new system with apparent ease and grace.”

The first biweekly blue box recycling pick up took place Oct. 3 for residents of Upper Genelle and Oct. 4 for homes in Lower   Genelle.

A list of recycling tips and tricks as well as the complete Genelle Blue Box Curbside Recycling Collection Schedule for 2013 can be found at www.rdkb.com.