We want your input: Organics Diversion Program
The Powell River Regional District & the Let’s Talk Trash team would like your input on a potential food scraps and yard waste (organics) diversion program. Organics make up ~40% of Powell River’s garbage which is currently being transported to a landfill in Washington State.
We invite you to fill out a simple 5-question SURVEY online on or before December 1st, 2015
You can also pick up / drop off a paper copy of either survey at any of the following locations: Base Camp, Powell River Regional District Office, River City Cafe, Powell River Library, Vananda Post Office, Gilles Bay Post Office, Lund Post Office, Recreational Complex, and the Lang Bay Store.
Follow Let’s Talk Trash’s reporting on the topic on this site, and Thursdays 5 – 6 pm on CJMP 90.1 fm. We value your input and appreciate the time it will take to fill out our survey.
LOGO Contest for Let’s Talk Trash!
Let’s Talk Trash is updating its logo for 2016. Please send your submission and any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on facebook.
Winning submission will receive $250. Submit by December 21st, 2015.
We are saying goodbye to the rats, and would like the new logo to speak Let’s Talk Trash’s core values of:
– True Zero Waste (http://zwia.org/standards/zw-definition), and
– Rethinking of waste as a resource. Check here for more info to help inspire your creative spark!
Expanded recycling at depots!
(PARTICIPATING DEPOTS- LUND, TLA’AMIN, TOWN CENTRE, BLACK POINT)
* CRACKER & COOKIE OVERWRAP PACKAGING – http://www.terracycle.ca (at Town Centre Depot only)
*WINE CORKS (natural not plastic)– www.recork.org
*BATTERIES AND CELLPHONES– www.call2recycle.ca
*PENS, MARKERS, HIGHLIGHTERS– www.terracycle.ca
*ZIPLOCK AND GARBAGE BAGS – Thank you Walmart!
Stay tuned for more added items!
Resource Recovery Centre in Powell River?
We aim to continue making steps towards the creation of a Resource Recovery Centre. “Cleaning up the old waste transfer site and building a new resource recovery centre in Powell River would cost considerably less than throwing everything on a barge to Washington State, where waste is currently sent,” says the Powell River Peak. Read full article here. On opposition to the project is who is to foot the bill? For a recent article with that view check out this article from September.