Garbage

A man is likely lucky to be alive after sheltering in a dumpster and ending up in a garbage truck compactor. (Black Press file photo)

Man sheltering in West Kelowna dumpster nearly crushed in garbage truck

The driver heard banging noises coming from the truck’s compactor

 

Tyler Weeres spends downtime crafting new programs to help make his life easier. Work such as a regional transit map of where to buy a bus ticket and emailed garbage pickup reminders for his Oak Bay community are catching some attention. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Island programmer helping neighbours buy transit tickets, take out their garbage

Oak Bay programmer hones his skills solving real-world problems, with a boost from Google

 

Ucluelet garbageman Frank Thomas Trodden took this photo of just some of the bounty he received during an appreciation day held in his honour to thank him for his hard work and positive attitude. (Photo courtesy of Frank Thomas Trodden)

B.C. small town shows its ‘Frank Appreciation’ for popular garbage collector

“Thanks Frank for doing a great job. We really do appreciate you.”

 

Benjamin Klein-Beekman, Grade 10 student at Ballenas Secondary School, organized efforts to clean up an area near Claymore Road. (Submitted photo)

Community continues cleanup effort near Qualicum fish hatchery

Second round included a couch, building materials and an abandoned travel trailer

Benjamin Klein-Beekman, Grade 10 student at Ballenas Secondary School, organized efforts to clean up an area near Claymore Road. (Submitted photo)
Garbage collection was interrupted in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area due to heavy snowfall last winter. (PQB News file photo)
Garbage collection was interrupted in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area due to heavy snowfall last winter. (PQB News file photo)
A Schooner Cove Yacht Club volunteer shows off the garbage that was hauled from some of the islands nearby during a cleanup that was held on May 10. (Submitted photo)
A Schooner Cove Yacht Club volunteer shows off the garbage that was hauled from some of the islands nearby during a cleanup that was held on May 10. (Submitted photo)
View of a stockpile at the facility on Vye Road.

Toxic chemicals discharged from Abbotsford waste facility into fish-bearing creek

Company responsible is under contract with the City of Abbotsford

View of a stockpile at the facility on Vye Road.
Regional District of Nanaimo staff audited waste for residents through a curbside outreach program between May and December. Pictured here, an informational cart hanger that was used by staff. (Courtesy Regional District of Nanaimo)

RDN audits residents’ recycling and food waste bins

About 43 per cent of households have at least some contamination in recycling bins

Regional District of Nanaimo staff audited waste for residents through a curbside outreach program between May and December. Pictured here, an informational cart hanger that was used by staff. (Courtesy Regional District of Nanaimo)
Snow and icy road conditions have prevented garbage collection. (Michael Briones photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo offers free garbage dropoff at transfer station

Delays in curbside collection expected due to heavy snowfall

Snow and icy road conditions have prevented garbage collection. (Michael Briones photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo received a $3-million Clean B.C. grant to go to organic waste processing. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo gets $3-million grant to deal with organic waste

Clean B.C. grant helps with RDN’s share of costs of improvements at Duke Point processing facility

The Regional District of Nanaimo received a $3-million Clean B.C. grant to go to organic waste processing. (Black Press file photo)
Volunteers at the Little Mountain trash removal project on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, as they separated metals, tires and random garbage for transport to the Church Road transfer station. 
(Submitted photo)

Nearly 25 tonnes of illegally dumped trash removed from Little Mountain near Parksville

Rotary Club, volunteers work for 3 years on cleanup project

Volunteers at the Little Mountain trash removal project on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, as they separated metals, tires and random garbage for transport to the Church Road transfer station. 
(Submitted photo)
Retailers say they’re ready for the ban on single-use plastic checkout bags in Nanaimo when it takes effect July 1. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo’s single-use checkout bag ban ready to go into place Canada Day

Business operators say there’s been plenty of time to plan and prepare for bylaw that kicks in July 1

Retailers say they’re ready for the ban on single-use plastic checkout bags in Nanaimo when it takes effect July 1. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
COVID-related trash is washing up on shorelines across the world, including Coldstream’s Kal Beach, as pictured in this May 2021 photograph. (Jennifer Smith - Black Press)

Shoreline cleanup finds COVID-related trash increased during height of the pandemic

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup reports litter from single-use food packaging nearly doubled

COVID-related trash is washing up on shorelines across the world, including Coldstream’s Kal Beach, as pictured in this May 2021 photograph. (Jennifer Smith - Black Press)
The Regional District of Nanaimo and conservation offices urge residents to protect bears and wildlife by securing waste. (Michael Briones photo)

RDN: Secure garbage bins to protect bears, other wildlife and humans in mid-Island area

Residents urged to not put trash carts out night before collection day

The Regional District of Nanaimo and conservation offices urge residents to protect bears and wildlife by securing waste. (Michael Briones photo)
A crew of WestCoast WILD Adventures employees tackled an onslaught of litter left at the ‘Locks of Love’ fence at Wally Creek on May 2. (Anne-Marie Gosselin photo)

Litter woes consume popular ‘Locks of Love’ fence on B.C.’s Pacific Rim

Popular view spot near Tofino plagued by people hanging masks and other unwanted garbage

A crew of WestCoast WILD Adventures employees tackled an onslaught of litter left at the ‘Locks of Love’ fence at Wally Creek on May 2. (Anne-Marie Gosselin photo)
(PQB News file photo)
(PQB News file photo)
Four members with Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans were out at Cultus Lake on March 28 and 29 hauling trash out of the waters. (Henry Wang)

PHOTOS: Out-of-town divers remove 100s of pounds of trash from Cultus Lake

Members of Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans hauled out 470 pounds of trash over two days

Four members with Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans were out at Cultus Lake on March 28 and 29 hauling trash out of the waters. (Henry Wang)
The Regional District of Nanaimo’s board is forwarding a motion on illegal dumping to the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities’ upcoming annual general meeting. (Kane Blake photo)

Island communities asked to join forces in seeking help fighting illegal dumping

RDN resolution to be forwarded to Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities

The Regional District of Nanaimo’s board is forwarding a motion on illegal dumping to the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities’ upcoming annual general meeting. (Kane Blake photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo collected approximately 10,000 old waste and garbage bins to be repurposed or reused. (PQB News file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo collects approximately 10,000 old garbage bins

Used containers donated to school districts, communities to be repurposed

The Regional District of Nanaimo collected approximately 10,000 old waste and garbage bins to be repurposed or reused. (PQB News file photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo started automated garbage collection in October. (Michael Briones photo)

Parksville residents sour with RDN response addressing garbage cart replacement requests

District: ‘We should have a shipment of carts first week of January’

The Regional District of Nanaimo started automated garbage collection in October. (Michael Briones photo)