RDOS releases 2013 Reuse, Recycle & Safe Disposal Guide
To help residents find local recycling depots, the RDOS has released an updated 2013 Reuse, Recycle & Safe Disposal Guide. The guide lists the various businesses and landfills that can accept items across the RDOS.
Currently everything sold in B.C. with an electrical cord or battery can be brought to a depot for recycling. This includes small appliances such as toasters, blenders and power tools and all lighting products including light bulbs and fixtures.
Cameron Baughen, RDOS solid waste management co-ordinator, is amazed at how quickly recycling programs have expanded. At the same time he realizes it can be confusing to know exactly where to take materials for recycling.
“The 2013 guide was designed to save people time and money by pointing them to where recycling opportunities exist,” explains Baughen. “It is also a way to promote local businesses that provide recycling options for their communities.”
Recyclable items are listed alphabetically and businesses are listed by community. The guide also includes curbside recycling, landfill and reuse centers information.
Designed as a small booklet, the guide is being mailed as a flyer to homes across the RDOS. Homes that don’t receive a 2013 Reuse, Recycle & Safe Disposal Guide can visit a local government office or recreation facility to pick one up. Residents can also call the RDOS to have a copy mailed.
If residents want more information on where to recycle items, the Recycling Council of BC (RCBC) runs a Recycling Hotline during normal business hours. The RCBC Recycling Hotline can be reached at 1-800-667-4321 or visit www.rcbc.bc.ca.
For further information about where you can recycle common items locally, you can contact the Regional District solid waste division at 250-490-4129, toll free at 1-877-610-3737 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BY KEITH LACEY