Effective Monday, Nov. 22, Recycle BC suspended the collection of all glass and foam packaging (white and coloured) until further notice from Recycle BC Depots, including the stations in Golden.
The suspension is due to the unprecedented flooding and resulting highway closures across British Columbia.
The public is asked to hold on to these materials until collection resumes.
This includes the Golden Bottle Depot, the Golden Landfill, and the newly opened satellite depot at Kicking Horse.
Collection of other packaging and curbside collection in Golden is not affected at this time.
At this time, Recycle BC will continue to collect and receive paper, cardboard, containers and soft plastics – materials that can be baled and stored at receiving facilities in a more compact manner.
There is no timeline on when glass and foam will be accepted again, with Recycle BC saying a further public update will be issued as new information becomes available.