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Celebrating Our Success

Celebrating Our Success

It has been four months since the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) rolled out the Sort’nGo three-stream cart collection service for west coast communities. It is time to celebrate Since December 5, we have collected 80 tonnes of organic waste material. That’s the equivalent of over 20 Orca whales!! This means over 37% of household waste has been diverted from the landfill compared to last year!

Always room for improvement

Although our tonnage is looking great, contamination is still a problem. Here are a couple reminders for folks to consider.

  • Do not put organics in any plastic bag, compostable plastic, or biodegradable plastic inside the organics cart - paper fiber only
  • As people start yardwaste spring cleanups, please remember no oversized branches – maximum two feet long and two inches in diameter
  • Be carefully with compostable take away containers - not everything is accepted in the curbside program – items like compostable plastic clam shells and plastic beverage cups are not accepted

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Earth Day

Earth Day is on April 22 and this year the theme is “Invest in Our Planet.” We can all do our part, and you can participate picking up litter along your route as you bike or walk. Consider making a pledge such as “make memories, not waste” to reduce your footprint and create memories in the process. So many options are available to you, and you’re only limited by your imagination!

Stay in the Know with Sort’nGo!

Visit for more information about the Organics Collection Service and to ask questions.

Also check out the ACRD Sort’nGo app for help about sorting questions and to sign up for collection day reminders? Download the free Sort’nGo app from your mobile app store for Android and Apple phones. You can also check out the Facebook Page “Sort’nGo – ACRD Recycling & Organics at recycles. This site has weekly tips and updates to keep you in the know.

Questions? Call the Sort’nGo hotline at:

250-736-7678 or email

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