Recycling

The Alberni-Clayoquot Recycling Depot is located on Third Avenue in Port Alberni. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Styrofoam and glass recycling temporarily suspended in Port Alberni

Recycle BC unable to collect glass and styrofoam due to flooding

 

Visit www.letsconnectacrd.ca/organics for more information about the Organics Collection Service and to ask questions about composting or recycling in Port Alberni.

What goes where: Top tips for waste diversion, inspired by your searches

Thousands of people are utilizing the Sort’nGo app to schedule weekly waste…

  • Nov 15, 2021

 

One month into the new waste collection system, the City of Port Alberni has diverted more than 150 tonnes of organics from the landfill. (SUSAN QUINN / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

City of Port Alberni, ACRD celebrate success of new organics program

Municipalities offering one free year of waste collection in new contest

 

Greg Penny picks up recycling bins on Sixth Avenue in Port Alberni on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. This week will be his final week with the previous recycling truck, as the City of Port Alberni is switching to a new three-cart system as of Sept. 13. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Eagle-eyed blue-box collector says goodbye to Port Alberni customers

New automated waste system diverts garbage from Alberni Valley Landfill

Greg Penny picks up recycling bins on Sixth Avenue in Port Alberni on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. This week will be his final week with the previous recycling truck, as the City of Port Alberni is switching to a new three-cart system as of Sept. 13. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
New recycling and organics carts have been delivered to every single-family home within the City of Port Alberni. The new 3-stream waste system began Sept. 13.

3-stream roadside collection service launches for City of Port Alberni residents

Monday, Sept. 13 is the first day of the new 3-stream roadside…

  • Sep 13, 2021
New recycling and organics carts have been delivered to every single-family home within the City of Port Alberni. The new 3-stream waste system began Sept. 13.
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
Sort and go

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
Sort and go
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
Starting this September, the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) and City of Port Alberni are launching a new 3-stream roadside cart collection service.
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)
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
Sort your glass separately from your curbside recycling and bring to the 3rd Avenue Depot or the recycling station at the AV Landfill.
Wonder where the Valley’s recycling is going? Here’s a breakdown of the process.

Where does Port Alberni’s recycling go?

The most frequently asked question that staff at the various recycling facilities/stations…

  • May 31, 2021
Wonder where the Valley’s recycling is going? Here’s a breakdown of the process.
The new carts as the garbage trucks’ mechanical arm needs to be able to pick up the recycling.

Transitioning from blue bin to blue cart

With the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District introducing a three-stream collection service this summer…

  • May 17, 2021
The new carts as the garbage trucks’ mechanical arm needs to be able to pick up the recycling.
The Alberni Valley landfill on McCoy Lake Road has added a second recycling station to accommodate social distancing measures. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Alberni Valley Landfill undergoing upgrades

City of Port Alberni to start organics collection this summer

The Alberni Valley landfill on McCoy Lake Road has added a second recycling station to accommodate social distancing measures. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
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.
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)
Organics

Roadside Organics collection coming to the Alberni Valley this spring!

This spring, the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) will be rolling out roadside…

  • Feb 8, 2021
Organics
(NEWS FILE PHOTO)

City of Port Alberni, ACRD prepare for compost collection in 2021

Roadside pickup is expected to begin in the City of Port Alberni in June 2021

(NEWS FILE PHOTO)
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)
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.