Recycling

Greater Victoria residents will now be able to drop off refundable beverage containers at an express recycling station at Hartland Landfill. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria’s first express recycling station opens at Hartland Landfill

New model aims to make returning refundable containers more convenient

 

Greater Victoria residents are being asked to hold onto their glass items for now as recycling operations join the list of sectors impacted by B.C.’s disastrous floods. (Black Press Media file photo)

Glass recycling in Greater Victoria and beyond temporarily suspended due to B.C. floods

Recycle BC says flooding has impacted glass processing, transportation operations

 

Next pickup for Sooke recycling is Nov. 29. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bad weather, unsafe conditions cancel some recycling pickups in Sooke

Residents advised to take recycling to a depot for free or wait until Nov. 29 pickup date

 

For those hard to recycle items, the Oak Bay public works drop-off depot is the place to go – from paint cans to car batteries, they take it all. (Black Press Media file photo)

Freebie table returns to Oak Bay works yard

Public works yard open for garbage, yard waste and recycling of a variety of types

For those hard to recycle items, the Oak Bay public works drop-off depot is the place to go – from paint cans to car batteries, they take it all. (Black Press Media file photo)
Squashed Cans for Recycling. (Black Press File Photo).

B.C. government to mandate items such as mattresses and EV batteries are recyclable by 2023

But recycling is only one small step towards a cylindrical economy, says expert

Squashed Cans for Recycling. (Black Press File Photo).
Electronic cigarettes are seen in a display case at a store in downtown Montreal, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. A study looks at the use of electronic cigarettes among Canadian teens and whether it might lead to tobacco use. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

E-cigarettes, mattresses, lithium-ion batteries soon to be recyclable in B.C.

Province working to expand recycling under extended producer responsibility five-year plan

Electronic cigarettes are seen in a display case at a store in downtown Montreal, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. A study looks at the use of electronic cigarettes among Canadian teens and whether it might lead to tobacco use. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Cooper Shantz, former owner of 575 St. Patrick St., stands in front of his old home before it was barged to the San Juan Islands. (Photo courtesy of Cooper Shantz)

VIDEO: Oak Bay home up and moved to San Juan Islands

House-moving effort from Nickel Brothers draws a crowd in McNeill Bay neighbourhood

Cooper Shantz, former owner of 575 St. Patrick St., stands in front of his old home before it was barged to the San Juan Islands. (Photo courtesy of Cooper Shantz)
Toothbrushes, toothpaste containers and dental floss need not go to the landfill. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Toothbrushes, toothpaste containers and dental floss need not go to the landfill. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Esquimalt, Nanaimo, Richmond, Rossland, Saanich, Surrey, Tofino, Ucluelet and Victoria all have plastic bag bans. (Pixabay.com)

B.C. cities will no longer need provincial approval to launch single-use plastic ban

More than 20 municipalities in B.C. are developing bylaws banning single-use plastics

Esquimalt, Nanaimo, Richmond, Rossland, Saanich, Surrey, Tofino, Ucluelet and Victoria all have plastic bag bans. (Pixabay.com)
Individuals and businesses are encouraged to bring their unwanted electronics to Tillicum Centre May 14 to be shredded, recycled or donated. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria residents can shred, donate electronics safely

Vancouver Island Better Business Bureau hosts event May 14 at Tillicum Centre

Individuals and businesses are encouraged to bring their unwanted electronics to Tillicum Centre May 14 to be shredded, recycled or donated. (Black Press Media file photo)
Many of the materials used in delivery packaging can be brought in to Recycle BC depots or London Drugs for recycling. (Unsplash)
Many of the materials used in delivery packaging can be brought in to Recycle BC depots or London Drugs for recycling. (Unsplash)
The Regional District of Nanaimo collected approximately 10,000 old waste and garbage bins to be repurposed or reused. (PQB News file photo)

10,000 old Nanaimo-area garbage bins repurposed elsewhere on the Island

Used containers donated to school districts, communities to be reused

The Regional District of Nanaimo collected approximately 10,000 old waste and garbage bins to be repurposed or reused. (PQB News file photo)
Christmas light stands that have seen better days can be recycled at numerous depots and retail locations across Greater Victoria. (Pixabay)

Christmas lights accepted at various depots, recycling programs across Greater Victoria

Cards, wrapping paper without glitter and metallic paint can go in recycling bins

Christmas light stands that have seen better days can be recycled at numerous depots and retail locations across Greater Victoria. (Pixabay)
Discarded construction materials make up nearly 40 per cent of all materials sent to the landfill from sources in the city of Victoria. The Zero Waste Victoria program aims to reduce the total of these and other materials going to Hartland Landfill. (Zero Waste Victoria)

City of Victoria on the road to zero waste

Long-term plan aims to cut landfilled waste from city sources by 50 per cent in 20 years

Discarded construction materials make up nearly 40 per cent of all materials sent to the landfill from sources in the city of Victoria. The Zero Waste Victoria program aims to reduce the total of these and other materials going to Hartland Landfill. (Zero Waste Victoria)
Adam Corneil sparked the attention of all six Dragons’ Den judges after pitching his deconstruction business. (Screenshot from Dragon’s Den Oct. 29, 2020 episode)

B.C. deconstruction company ignites Dragons’ Den interest

Unbuilders deconstructs and salvages old buildings instead of sending them to landfill

Adam Corneil sparked the attention of all six Dragons’ Den judges after pitching his deconstruction business. (Screenshot from Dragon’s Den Oct. 29, 2020 episode)
Victoria’s first zero waste stations went in Friday, Sept. 4 on the corner of Government and Humboldt. (City of Victoria photo)

Victoria combats trash on city streets with zero waste stations

Audit in 2019 found 13,000 paper coffee cups trashed a day

Victoria’s first zero waste stations went in Friday, Sept. 4 on the corner of Government and Humboldt. (City of Victoria photo)
Under agreement with Recycle BC, the CRD provides curbside recycling collection to more than 127,000 single-family homes in the region, ensuring that 1,600 tonnes of glass containers continue to be recycled annually and sold to end-markets in B.C.

Curbside glass pick-up 101: What you need to know … and why!

Taking a few minutes to ensure your glass recycling is properly sorted…

  • Aug 10, 2020
Under agreement with Recycle BC, the CRD provides curbside recycling collection to more than 127,000 single-family homes in the region, ensuring that 1,600 tonnes of glass containers continue to be recycled annually and sold to end-markets in B.C.
Hartland landfill staffers Julian Bergman and Mia Crewe stand in front of the B.C. Used Oil Recycling Centre in Saanich. This and similar centres across the province collected more than 50 million litres of oil, and three million litres of antifreeze last year. (Courtesy B.C. Used Oil Management Association)

Saanich landfill gets used oil and antifreeze dropoff centre upgrades

BC Used Oil Management Association oversees upgrades, two new facilities in province

Hartland landfill staffers Julian Bergman and Mia Crewe stand in front of the B.C. Used Oil Recycling Centre in Saanich. This and similar centres across the province collected more than 50 million litres of oil, and three million litres of antifreeze last year. (Courtesy B.C. Used Oil Management Association)
Disposing of hazardous household items improperly can spark potentially dangerous fires.

Prevent fires: Keep household hazardous waste OUT of the landfill!

Batteries, electronics and pool chemicals can all spark serious fires

  • Jul 13, 2020
Disposing of hazardous household items improperly can spark potentially dangerous fires.
The CRD is advising people to simply save their reycling until the next pick up day if items aren’t picked up on Tuesday evening. (File contributed/CRD)

CRD says recycling trucks may not be able to access residential streets

If pick-ups do not occur tonight residents are asked to store their recycling

The CRD is advising people to simply save their reycling until the next pick up day if items aren’t picked up on Tuesday evening. (File contributed/CRD)