Residents can drop off recyclables at the popup recycling depot at St. Columba Presbyterian Church Saturday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PQB News file photo)

Residents can drop off recyclables at the popup recycling depot at St. Columba Presbyterian Church Saturday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach residents can drop off recyclables at popup depot on Aug. 14

Event to take place at St. Columba Church on Saturday

Recycle BC is hosting a series of events that will allow residents in Parksville Qualicum Beach to drop off items such as Styrofoam and soft plastics.

A popup recycling depot will take place at St. Columba Presbyterian Church parking lot on Saturday, Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s located at at 921 Wembley Rd.

Residents will have an opportunity to dispose of glass bottles, jars, foam packaging, plastic bags and overwrap, other flexible plastic packaging, plastic, metal and paper containers, paper, and cardboard free of charge.

READ MORE: Some frustrated Parksville Qualicum Beach residents now tossing recyclables in garbage

District 69 has not had a Recycle BC depot since since the Parksville and Qualicum Beach Bottle and Recycling ended the service in March 2020. It has forced residents to travel to the nearest recycling depot in Nanaimo, Courtenay or Port Alberni to dispose of plastic bags and over-wrap, other flexible plastic packaging such as crinkly wrappers, stand up pouches and zipper bags, foam packaging and glass that are not allowed in the Regional District of Nanaimo’s curbside collection service.

Two more popup events area scheduled at the same venue; one is on Saturday, Aug. 28 and on Saturday, Sept. 11, both from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To find out more about recycle accepted materials, go to https://recyclebc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Materials-List-EN_fin.pdf

— NEWS Staff

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