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Is plastic distributed by city of Coquitlam recyclable?
I find it ironic that the plastic, biodegradable wrapping that contained the information on the new Coquitlam recycling guidelines that took effect July 1 is not recyclable. According to what I have read, there is no method of handling biodegradable plastics so it must go into the garbage.
Gail Campbell, Coquitlam
Editor’s note: That’s what we thought but here’s what the city of Coquitlam had to say:
Under regulations of Multi-Material BC, which is in charge of Coquitlam recycling, all plastic bags and overwrap can only be recycled at Return-It depots. These include:
• clear or opaque plastic bags for groceries, dry cleaning, bread, newspapers and flyers;
• bags for produce, pre-washed salad, dry bulk foods and frozen vegetables;
• outer bags and wrap for diaper and feminine hygiene products, paper towels, tissues, bulk paper products and soft drink can flats;
• bags for water softener, salt, wood pellet and garden product bags;
For more information, including locations of depots, visit recyclinginbc.ca/coquitlam.