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Final pop-up recycling depot for the year in PQB set for Dec. 9

Service has been welcomed by area residents
Former B.C. Lions receiver Jan Carinci attends the Parksville Popup and met Duane Round, president of the Parksville Community Centre Society and Lions fans, from left, Olivia, Sophia, Tilly, Abigail, Tannaiya, Geneva and Zoey volunteering on behalf of Girl Guides of Canada. (Submitted photo)

The Parksville Community Centre Society (PCCS) is holding its last pop-up recycling depot on Dec. 9.

The depot, which takes place at 1080 Industrial Way in Parksville, is sponsored by Recycle BC through the PCCS. It has been a valuable service to many residents in the region as it saves them from driving to Nanaimo or Comox Valley to dispose recyclables or materials that are not accepted in the Regional District of Nanaimo’s curbside collection.

The president of the PCCS, Duane Round, said Dec. 9 will be its last pop-up event for the year. The group has been providing this depot since May and was given an extension until Dec. 9. Round said they are working on trying to make the depot a permanent service in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area.

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The depot which will operate from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 9, will accept flexible plastic packaging, white foam packaging, coloured foam packaging, glass packaging, cardboard and paper.

One of the many supporters of the pop-up events is former B.C. Lions receiver Jan Carinci who came out on Nov. 18 to appreciate the efforts to keep materials out of the landfill.

Round is inviting other youth groups to come and work with the society. For more information on how to volunteer, visit their website at

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