Recycling

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.
A Convertus biofuel facility in Surrey. Screenshot, Convertus Group video

Nanaimo facility could take some of Comox Strathcona’s compost

Industrial and commercial organics would likely be shipped, not regular food or yard waste

A Convertus biofuel facility in Surrey. Screenshot, Convertus Group video
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.
Unbuilders owner Adam Corneil with employee Erin Watkins in front of a deconstructed hearth. Unbuilders crews carefully deconstruct old homes to rescue as many reusable materials as possible, including old-growth timber. (Unbuilders photo)

B.C. deconstruction company ignites Dragons’ Den interest

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

Unbuilders owner Adam Corneil with employee Erin Watkins in front of a deconstructed hearth. Unbuilders crews carefully deconstruct old homes to rescue as many reusable materials as possible, including old-growth timber. (Unbuilders photo)
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!
Soft plastics recycling 101

Soft plastics recycling 101

Your guide to what’s what in the world of soft plastics

  • Oct 12, 2020
Soft plastics recycling 101
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!