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Metro Vancouver Apartments, Condos Face Fines for Food Scraps On July 1

Some organic waste recyclers say many apartment buildings in Metro Vancouver still don't have a system to keep food scraps out of the garbage.

In January the region banned organics from landfills and incinerators. For the past six months it's used education programs, but no fines to encourage buildings to comply.

But on July 1, fines for bringing organics to landfills are set to begin even though Metro Vancouver says the threshold will be high to allow more time for people to get set up.

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