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Food Scrap & Yard Waste Drop Off: October 1st!
Starting October 1st, you can start diverting your Food Scraps and Yard Waste to the Town Centre Recycling Depot (located in the parking lot between Rona and the Thrift Stores). In September, the industrial, commercial and institutional sector (hotels, hospitals, restaurants, etc) can get an early start by opting for a pick up service (offered by Sunshine Disposal & Recycling 604-485-0167). See PR Living article (August Issue p.55) below for details on What’s goes in and What stays out!
It’s that time of year again – Bear Season!
Check out our “5 Easy Tips for Composting in Bear Country” and Bear Smart Community POSTER to help you successfully avoid attracting wildlife onto your property this season!
Local Landfill to be transformed into Resource Recovery Centre
WASTE REDUCTION: [From left] Powell River Regional District chief administrative officer Al Radke, board chair Patrick Brabazon and manager of community services Mike Wall announced in a press conference Tuesday, July 5, that the regional district had received a $6-million grant to move forward with a two-phase plan to remediate the old Willingdon Beach incinerator site and construct a Resource Recovery Centre. Total project cost is estimated at approximately $8.8 million. (Chris Bolster photo) Read the Peak article and Regional District webpage for more details.
This new facility will divert numerous waste products from the solid waste stream and help the Regional District move closer to achieving its goal of “zero waste”. This project will greatly contribute to the region’s sustainability by up-cycling, re-cycling and re-purposing expended materials as well as reducing greenhouse gases created through the current transportation of waste abroad.
Summer Recycling Reminder: Propane tanks
Please dispose of propane tanks responsibly this camping & BBQ season. Take all propane tanks (emptied) to Augusta Recyclers. 7346 Hwy 101, Powell River.
Small green propane tanks (empty) used in Coleman stoves go in scrap metal drop off.
Larger propane tanks (empty) go to the bin next to the residential garbage drop off (near the scrap metal).
When in doubt, ask a staff member.
Propane tanks are NOT accepted at all other local recycling depots.
To everyone who came out to make this yet another successful Trash Bash. This was definitely a team effort, including many volunteers, donations, artist creations, delicious food, local prizes, and even Free Store shoppers.
Stay tuned for the tonnage results and a shout out to all the individuals that came together to make this event go so smoothly. For more details about the event, and a dream that Let’s Talk Trash has to see more Resource Recovery happening in Powell River read this article from the Powell River Peak.
Join us for the EXTENDED Plastic Free Challenge! Ongoing until year end. It’s not too late to reduce your plastic intake.
Potential Plastic Bag Ban coming to Powell River!
Read Powell River Peak article.
NOTICE: Expansion of free recycling services for all Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) operators. Previously available to residents only, recycling at Town Centre Recycling Depot will soon be opened to the ICI sector for a 3 month feasibility pilot project.
Location: Town Centre Recycling Depot ONLY (Located in parking area between RONA and the MCC Thrift Store).
Look for bins marked COMMERCIAL RECYCLING
Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays 8:00 am – 5:30 pm.
Pilot Project: February 2nd – April 30th
* Paper * Cardboard * Containers (Metal, Paper, Plastic & Glass)* Plastic Bags & Overwrap * Styrofoam * See recyclinginbc.ca for more details.
* Batteries * Ziplock bags * Cellphones * Small Appliances * Pens * Markers * *Highlighters * Natural cork * Cracker & Cookie Overwrap * Clothing & Accessories * See powellriverrd.bc.ca (under Community Services) for more details.
Sunshine Disposal & Recycling (4484 Franklin Ave) also accept some commercial recycling, including paper, cardboard, and #2 plastic. Commercial metal can be brought to any scrap metal dealer free of charge.
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Newsletter & City Curbside Guide
If you don’t accept ad mail or live inside the City limits you may not have received the Powell River Regional District’s annual newsletter. Check out the solid waste section to review what is happening in our region and where we’re going. Live in the City? Did you receive your new City Curbside Recycling and Garbage pick up schedule? Here’s an electronic copy of the guide which, also contains some recycling tips and a whole slew of recycling resources that are available in Powell River along with information on our recycling depots. A useful guide for everyone not just a curbside collection schedule!
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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!
Not sure where to recycle something?
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.