Plastic wrap, paper cups, and polyurethane foam piling up at home can be brought to the recycling depot at Carnarvon Park, next Saturday, May 26.
The mobile depot, operated by Victoria-based Pacific Mobile Depots, accepts virtually all plastics, including hard and soft plastics, styrofoam, and milk cartons.
The depot at Carnarvon Park has been operating since 2008. It initially ran by donation, but introduced fees in 2010 in order to keep it running, according to Zeb Pereira, co-owner of Pacific Mobile Depots.
“They realized people were just kind of taking advantage of it, and not leaving anything (for donation),” Pereira said.
It costs $3.50 to fill a regular-sized (18-by-24 inch) bag, or $7 for a large (35-by-48 inch) bag.
Bag prices include the 12 per cent HST, as well as a 20 per cent donation to the Oak Bay Green Committee, which supports tree protection in Oak Bay.
The mobile depot in Oak Bay is one of 10 in Greater Victoria. Each month, the depot at Carnarvon attracts an average of 150 to 200 users, Pereira said.
The depot takes place every fourth Saturday of the month, with the next one on May 26, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., at Carnarvon Park, at the corner of Carnarvon St. and Henderson Rd.
For more information, see pacificmobiledepots.com.