By Korie Marshall

The Regional District Board is considering how to “bridge the gap” in recycling services.

Fraser-Fort George Regional District’s contract with Cascades Recovery for recycling services expired on May 31, 2014, the date the province’s new recycling regulations come into effect. However Multi Material BC (MMBC), the industry association set up to manage the stewardship program for packaging and printed paper, has announced they won’t be providing blue-box recycling services to Prince George until September, and are not currently offering any drop-depot services to the city or any of the other communities throughout the rest of the district.

Cascades Recovery has put forth a short term solution to bridge the gap in recycling services to Prince George residents, as well as a long term revision to the program they currently have in place with the regional district to serve the other communities, including McBride and Valemount. The board was scheduled to consider the offers at their meeting on Thursday, April 17.