Mayor Nils Jensen openly opposes proposed changes to glass recycling in the region.
The Capital Regional District, faced with concerns over glass contaminating other recyclables, will consider a ban on glass from blue bins as early as next year.
“Their view was there are a small number of local bottlers that want their bottles returned so they can be reused. It represents a very small percentage of the bottles that are recycled,” Jensen said. “It’s like using a sledgehammer to deal with a gnat. People will be required to get into their cars, get on their bike or bus to the closest bottle depot. I think that’s counterintuitive to the recycling policy.”