The Recycling Handbook serves as a great resource to learn more about all the products and things that can be recycled. We currently have local drop-off depots for all of the listed products thanks to the many businesses who provided us with these services. If you come across something that you’re unsure about, find the appropriate category that your item falls under and use the contact information to make an inquiry. In my experience in contacting some of these folks, my inquiries have always been answered promptly.
As Product Stewardship evolves the Let’s Talk Trash team will work to keep you and industries informed. The most recent addition in the Stewardship program was the addition of bike tires and tubes. It is now possible to take your bike tires and tubes to Suncoast Cycles for recycling. This new addition falls under the Tire Stewardship sector. Next up on the workbench of BC Product Stewardship is Printed Paper and Packaging. Many forums have been taking place where industry, recyclers, local government and educators have been creating dialogue to discuss this new initiative. Once the details have been ironed out the information will be disseminated. It will be interesting to see what this new recycling program will include as packaging continues to be a large contributor to the waste stream.