Free Blue Box replacement for Capital Region

Damaged boxes, or need for new blue box or bag courtesy of Emterra

Residents in the Capital Regional District will no longer have to pay for replacement or new recycling boxes.

As part of the district’s renewed contract with Emterra Environmental, residents looking to replace damaged blue boxes or new homes in need of them will receive the boxes for free.

“Under the previous contract, the CRD purchased blue boxes and then sold them to customers who wanted more blue boxes and there were a series of retailers that sold them,” said Russ Smith, senior manager, environmental resource management.

“Under the new contract, the requirements require the collector to be the repository to supply replacement boxes or to new homes.”

To request a new or replacement blue box or blue bag, call 250-385-4399.