An Emterra employee empties garbage into a truck on Verbena Drive in Sardis on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021. City officials are asking residents to hold onto their green carts. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

An Emterra employee empties garbage into a truck on Verbena Drive in Sardis on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021. City officials are asking residents to hold onto their green carts. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Hold onto your green carts, Chilliwack

‘Due to extreme freezing conditions, green carts will not be collected Thursday or Friday’ notice says

Hold onto your green carts for the rest of the week, Chilliwack.

Another blast of snow has arrived making curbside waste collection more difficult in some areas.

The snowfall amounted to 12.6 centimetres overnight Wednesday and early Thursday morning.

“Great forecasting,” commented Roger Pannett, Chilliwack’s volunteer weather observer for Environment Canada.

The recent snow added to the existing pile came to 24 centimetres (9.45 inches) plus the drifts on the ground at 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 30, Pannett said.

What about green cart collection this week?

“Due to extreme freezing conditions, green carts will not be collected Thursday (Dec. 30) or Friday (Dec. 31),” City of Chilliwack officials posted on the website.

“Collections may be delayed and other materials may not be collected if crews are unable to safely access them.”

If materials do not get collected, residents can place up to twice the normal limit at the curb the next regular collection day (or bi-weekly collection in the case of garbage/glass).

“Please ensure that a path is clear of snow and ice from the road to your items. If you are able to hold onto your items until your next collection day, please consider doing so since conditions are not ideal.”

RELATED: Photos of Chilliwack after the snowfall

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