Contamination of curbside recycling is an ongoing issue in many communities across BC.
Recent recycling audits completed by Multi-Material BC have indicated that contamination levels are increasing in North Cowichan.

To avoid potential fines from the company, North Cowichan is doing some inspections of curbside recycling items to ensure styrofoam, glass, film plastics and other foreign items are not included in curbside recycling bins.

The inspections are taking place throughout this month.