Aquatera is asking people to keep personal documents out of their recycling bags.
The reminder is because they have received information about an unknown individual going through residents’ blue bags set out for curbside collection in the Poplar area.
“This person is not employed by Aquatera, Green For Life (GFL) or Prairie Disposal, who we contract our curbside collection services to,” says Sarah Kaut, Assistant Landfill Manager at Aquatera.
The reasons for the rummaging are unknown at this time.
“It could be as simple as somebody wanting to take any refundable items out of the bags,” Kaut says. “To eliminate the risk of identity fraud, we encourage all residents to ensure their personal documents are shredded prior to placing them in blue bags and to keep deposit items out altogether.”
Any person caught taking or rummaging through waste containers or bags placed out for collection can be issued a fine under the Utility Bylaw.
Residents are asked to contact Enforcement Services immediately if they witness activity of this kind.