Don’t Let New West City Hall Put Our Recycling Depot in the Trash!
This presentation was formally presented to city council on Monday, January 13th. After our delegation, council decided to forge ahead with the closure which is scheduled for February 2020. We will keep you posted with any new developments...but keep the signatures coming as we are going to do everything we can to get the depot back in New West!
The City of New Westminster is planning in 2020 to close down our popular recycling depot located next to the Canada Games Pool. If the city closes down this facility, residents will be forced to drive, walk or take transit to Coquitlam to drop off their recyclables. We all know this will unnecessarily result in more recyclables being put into the garbage.
By signing this petition, you agree that the City of New Westminster should put a halt to their plans and immediately conduct a more thorough consultation with local residents. If enough people sign the petition, our local politicians will be forced to listen to the community.
Here are 3 questions that should be properly canvassed and answered during a consultation process:
- How many additional tonnes of carbon emissions will be emitted as a result of New West residents being forced to drive to Coquitlam to drop off recyclables each year?
- Has the city fully explored every opportunity to either incorporate a recycling depot on the same site with a new Canada Games Pool – or find another piece of land whereby it can be relocated?
- Is there an estimate as to how many recyclables will now end up on the waste stream as a result of the depot moving out of our city?
If you would like to volunteer and help save our recycling depot, please contact Rachele or Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Facebook page by clicking here.
You can make a difference. Please sign the petition today and help us keep New Westminster a clean and green city!