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Blue box pickups could be delayed again this week, CRD says

The Capital Regional District is warning residents of service disruptions to the curbside recycling collection program this week.
Recycling bines line the street along Quadra street near Finlayson Road on Jan. 24, 2022. ADRIAN LAM, TIMES COLONIST

For the fourth week in a row, the Capital Regional District is warning there could be delays with blue-box recycling pickups. 

Emterra Environmental, the contractor responsible for curbside collections, is citing staff shortages for possible delays through to Friday. 

The CRD said in a notice that Emterra will attempt to recover materials this week where possible. If your recycling is not collected by 9 p.m., leave your materials at the curb. 

If your recyclable materials are not picked up within 48 hours of your scheduled collection day, send your address to