Join us for a Zero Waste afternoon!
Interested in how Powell River can become a world leader in resource recovery, creating new jobs and potentially serving as an educational hub for research and development? Join the Let’s Talk Trash team, Powell River Regional District and City of Powell River representatives for a Zero Waste afternoon! Delve further into the concept of Zero Waste and explore the possibility of creating a Resource Recovery and Transformation Centre here in Powell River.
Concerns about our new recycling program? Bring your questions, comments or questionable items! We will briefly cover the newly implemented MMBC recycling program, focusing on key ways to identify accepted items. We will also be announcing some additional recycling programs that will be added into our system as well as some resources that you can access to reuse and recycle more items.
This FREE event will take place at the Evergreen Theatre on Saturday, November 29th from 1 to 3pm.
Lund Recycling Depot: Wed. – Sat. 10:00 – 4:30
Sliammon Salish Center Depot: Tues. – Sat. 9:00 – 5:00
NEW Town Center Depot: Tues. – Sat. 8:00 – 5:30
Blackpoint Store Depot: Tues. – Sat. 9:00 – 5:30
Augusta Recyclers: Mon.-Sat. 8am-5pm
Gilles Bay, Texada Depot: Wed., Fri. & Sun. 9:00 – 5:00
Van Anda, Texada Depot: Tues., Thurs. & Sat. 9:00 – 5:00
New Town Center Recycling Depot: Opened Oct 7th
Great news for Powell River. The new TOWN CENTER RECYCLING DEPOT (Powell River) has opened! Location: behind Rona, across from the MCC parking area. Hours: Tuesdays – Saturdays 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Closed Stat. Holidays. They accept residential recycling, including glass containers, plastic bags & overwrap, styrofoam, paper, and metal/plastic/paper containers. Please refer to MMBC’s list for details, and ask depot staff when in doubt. Click here for a digital copy.
New Depot Recycling Guide Brochure
A new guide for recycling depots has been created by MMBC. This new brochure lists the same information that our team created for the launch of this program. You may find this version easier to read or use. Printed copies are available at the Powell River Regional District office and through the Let’s Talk Trash team. Click here for a digital copy.
Changes to Recycling
Powell River Regional District rural residents experienced a change in recycling at the rural drop-off depots May 20th. A new province wide initiative is being launched that restricts access to the rural recycling depots and changes the list of accepted items. Please visit Multi-Material BC for a program overview. Follow these links for more information:
Zero Waste Stations
By now you have likely seen our Zero Waste Stations in action. If you are interested in making your next event zero waste, contact our team for more information or to sign out the Stations! The Zero Waste Stations come equipped with many accessories including aprons and hats to identify your station monitors.
Rather than put items into the trash, these stations encourage folks to divert their ‘waste’ into recoverable streams such as Containers (includes plastic, metal and paper), Styrofoam, Plastic Bags & Overwrap, Paper, Compostables, and Refundables. Each of the 5 bins carefully lists what is acceptable and how to properly dispose of special items. Pop cans, for instance, are rinsed first, bottle caps are removed, and paper napkins are perfect for the compost so long as it is not going to become animal feed.
Please let us know if you have an event that you would like to borrow the Zero Waste Stations for by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will happily guide you along the way to achieving Zero Waste at your event.
Moving towards Zero Waste
Let’s Talk Trash is an initiative of the Powell River Regional District’s Waste Management Education Program and our action plan includes an innovative education program on sustainable waste management for schools, businesses, and around the community.
Learn more about our initiatives and projects.
A zero waste approach focuses on finding ways to manage resources in order to eliminate waste. Zero waste means:
- Reduced environmental impact (water, air, land & energy use).
- Reduced municipal expenses to handle waste materials.
- A more efficient and effective cycling of materials – that can even create wealth out of waste.