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PHOTOS: Prince George-area landfills, transfer stations experiencing 'challenges'

RDFFG says it's experienced extremely high volumes over the weekend

This past weekend, the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George (RDFFG) says it saw extremely high volumes at its transfer stations and landfills.

As a result, the RDFFG is now reminding people to reduce or eliminate unnecessary trips to landfills and transfer stations in order to keep up with public health recommendations during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

If your waste doesn't need to be disposed of right away, such as food waste or animal attractants, the RDFFG is asking you to consider holding onto it for now, or make arrangements to take it to waste disposal facilities at non-peak times during the week.

The RDFFG says keeping its sites open and safe during COVID-19 is a challenge and is asking for patience and corporation.

“That means if you arrive at a transfer station and the bins are full, please do not dump your waste around the bins,” states the district in a news release. 

“Remember, transfer stations are for household garbage only. Large items and recyclable items cannot be disposed of there.”

If there are recyclable items in your load, there may be other options for disposal. 

Appliances, metal, cardboard and electronics do not have to be landfilled.

You can find out more information on what items can and should be taken where through the Recycling Council of British Columbia.