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Alberni Valley’s 3-stream roadside cart collection: Top questions answered

With the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) and City of Port Alberni rolling…

  • Aug 30, 2021

 

Starting this September, the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) and City of Port Alberni are launching a new 3-stream roadside cart collection service.

The carts are coming, the carts are coming!

Starting this September, the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) and City of Port…

  • Aug 2, 2021

 

Sort your glass separately from your curbside recycling and bring to the 3rd Avenue Depot or the recycling station at the AV Landfill.

Glass: Not accepted in curbside recycling!

Every month Recycle BC does a random audit of recycling collected in…

  • Jun 14, 2021

 

sliced red apples isolated

If the Earth were an apple…

The case for NOT throwing away the ingredients for top-quality soil

  • Apr 5, 2021
sliced red apples isolated
The ACRD's new organic collection service coming this summer allows the community to divert and beneficially use organic waste, to help reduce amount of methane produced.

Organic collection: the viable alternative to a landfill gas capture system

In addition to reducing our waste and increasing the lifespan of the…

  • Mar 22, 2021
The ACRD's new organic collection service coming this summer allows the community to divert and beneficially use organic waste, to help reduce amount of methane produced.
Earth, Land & Sea, a local, family-run processing facility, will process the material from the Alberni Clayoquot Regional District’s new roadside organics collection program.

Local compost stays local with area processor

The organics processing contract for the Alberni Clayoquot Regional District’s new roadside…

  • Mar 8, 2021
Earth, Land & Sea, a local, family-run processing facility, will process the material from the Alberni Clayoquot Regional District’s new roadside organics collection program.
You can help reduce the risk of fires by properly preparing your batteries for recycling before bringing them to the 3rd Avenue Recycling Depot.

A few simple steps will help prepare your batteries for safe recycling

Batteries must stay out of the landfill: Here’s what to do before taking them to the recycling depot

  • Dec 21, 2020
You can help reduce the risk of fires by properly preparing your batteries for recycling before bringing them to the 3rd Avenue Recycling Depot.
Consider sustainable gifts from local businesses this holiday season.

Share the joy and create memories, not garbage!

Panic buying setting in? Maybe you’re trying to find last-minute ideas and…

  • Dec 7, 2020
Consider sustainable gifts from local businesses this holiday season.
Get creative with eco-friendly wrapping paper, such as old newspaper, old magazines and calendars, or paper bags that have been decorated with potato stamps.

‘Tis the Season: 7 ways to make your celebrations more sustainable!

Christmas is just around the corner and the pressure to consume and…

  • Nov 23, 2020
Get creative with eco-friendly wrapping paper, such as old newspaper, old magazines and calendars, or paper bags that have been decorated with potato stamps.
Local livestock might enjoy a pumpkin dinner once you’re finished with your Halloween jack o’ lantern. Contact the Alberni Valley Pumpkin Pickup for details!

Nothing spooky about these Halloween recycling tips!

Halloween generates lots of tiny packaging and food waste – here’s how to get rid of it properly

  • Oct 26, 2020
Local livestock might enjoy a pumpkin dinner once you’re finished with your Halloween jack o’ lantern. Contact the Alberni Valley Pumpkin Pickup for details!
The 3rd Avenue Recycling Depot re-opens Oct. 1 with COVID protocols in place for staff and visitors.

3rd Avenue Recycling Depot to reopen Oct. 1

COVID protocols will guide reopening

  • Sep 28, 2020
The 3rd Avenue Recycling Depot re-opens Oct. 1 with COVID protocols in place for staff and visitors.
Zero-waste lunches are possible!

Zero-waste lunches are possible!

To reduce plastic waste, take a look at the daily lunch routine

  • Sep 14, 2020
Zero-waste lunches are possible!
What is the Waste Management Hierarchy?

What is the Waste Management Hierarchy?

It’s time to think beyond ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’

  • Aug 31, 2020
What is the Waste Management Hierarchy?
Don’t want to miss your recycling pick-up? There’s an app for that!

Don’t want to miss your recycling pick-up? There’s an app for that!

Mobile app launched: ACRD Recycling and Waste Wizard

  • Aug 17, 2020
Don’t want to miss your recycling pick-up? There’s an app for that!
Food Waste: Shouldn’t be happening…

Food Waste: Shouldn’t be happening…

In 2019, the AV Landfill generated 15,971 tonnes of waste. When broken…

  • Aug 3, 2020
Food Waste: Shouldn’t be happening…
Recycle Matters, a social enterprise under the umbrella of INEO Employment Services, supports skill development and employment experience through its mattress recycling service.

Recycle Matters: Creating Positive Change and Opportunities

Recycle Matters is a social enterprise under the umbrella of INEO Employment…

  • Jul 20, 2020
Recycle Matters, a social enterprise under the umbrella of INEO Employment Services, supports skill development and employment experience through its mattress recycling service.
New Product Stewardship Program opening for the Valley!

New Product Stewardship Program opening for the Valley!

Product stewardship is an environmental management strategy guided by the principle that…

  • Jul 6, 2020
New Product Stewardship Program opening for the Valley!
The 3rd Avenue Recycling Depot remains closed while the ACRD creates a reopening plan to keep staff and visitors safe. In the meantime, recycling is available at the ACRD landfill.

And when is the 3rd Avenue Recycling Depot opening?

The ACRD office receives approximately 20 calls a day with questions around…

  • Jun 22, 2020
The 3rd Avenue Recycling Depot remains closed while the ACRD creates a reopening plan to keep staff and visitors safe. In the meantime, recycling is available at the ACRD landfill.
Many food delivery services say their boxes are fully recyclable, but boxes typically have a mixed material (foil or plastic) liner which is not recyclable. Recycle BC says once the liner is removed and garbaged, the remaining cardboard box is then fully recyclable.

Trimming waste – of food and food delivery

In 2017 the National Zero Waste Council conducted research on household food…

  • Jun 8, 2020
Many food delivery services say their boxes are fully recyclable, but boxes typically have a mixed material (foil or plastic) liner which is not recyclable. Recycle BC says once the liner is removed and garbaged, the remaining cardboard box is then fully recyclable.
Effective May 22, rates for residents bringing branches to the Alberni Valley Landfill changed to a flat fee of just $5 per load.

Flat $5 fee introduced at AV Landfill for branches, yard waste

Measure aims to curb backyard burning, illegal dumping

  • May 25, 2020
Effective May 22, rates for residents bringing branches to the Alberni Valley Landfill changed to a flat fee of just $5 per load.