Stay in the Know with Sort'nGo
The ACRD now offers a new three-stream waste service in areas throughout the regional district. The Sort'nGo service includes roadside organics, recycling and garbage automated cart collection and will help the ACRD and the province meet their waste diversion goals. This means residents can divert organics (food and yard waste) away from the landfills, where it takes up space and creates harmful greenhouse gas emissions when buried under garbage.
The Sort'nGo service uses an auto-collection cart system. That means organics, recycling, and garbage are collected in uniform carts and picked up at the roadside by mechanical arms attached to trucks. The goals of the new Sort'nGo auto-cart program are to provide more efficient collection, keep waste contained, reduce future costs for residents, and extend the lifespan of the landfill.
Three-stream collection was introduced to Port Alberni in September 2021 with organics collection. Learn more at letsconnectacrd.ca/sortngo-port-alberni.
Tofino, Ucluelet & some surrounding west coast communities
The three-stream service rolled out to Tofino, Ucluelet, and some surrounding communities in November 2022. As well, the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government in hitacu launched in September/October 2022, ahead of the full West Coast roll out.
Learn more at letsconnectacrd.ca/sortngo-west-coast
Alberni Valley Electoral Areas B, D, E & F
The ACRD had considered extending the service to electoral areas. After receiving feedback from residents through an online survey in January 2022, directors have decided the service will not move forward. The summary report on survey results can be found here:
2022 Electoral Areas Waste Collection Survey Results (PDF)
Funding to support the ACRD's Regional Organics Implementation Project that includes enhanced waste services and upgrades to the landfill, is eligible through Canada Community-Building Fund (formerly known as the Federal Gas Tax Fund). In 2020, the ACRD received a six-million-dollar grant to fund the introduction of organics collection in the City of Port Alberni and the West Coast.
Stay In-The-Know with Sort'nGo
Download the Sort'nGo app (available for Android and iPhone) and get scheduled alerts, download collection calendars and use a quick search tool for cart sorting to find out what items goes where.
Search "Sort'nGo ACRD" at the Apple Store or Google Play.
To learn more about Sort'nGo in your area, get the latest updates, ask questions, and access the desktop version of the app visit: letsconnectacrd.ca/organics
Get in Touch
Phone: 250-736-SORT (7678) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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