Recycling

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Over 400 household items are accepted at collection locations across BC

  • Apr 19, 2021

 

The Regional District of Nanaimo board is worried residents in Parksville Qualicum Beach will add their recycling to garbage collected at the street level. (PQB News file photo)

RDN seeks temporary solution to provide recycling facilities in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Directors agree travelling 45 minutes to nearest depot is unacceptable

 

(PQB News file photo)

Some frustrated Parksville Qualicum Beach residents now tossing recyclables in garbage

Option is driving to collection centres in Nanaimo and Courtenay

(PQB News file photo)
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)
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 Town of Qualicum Beach will notify multi-family properties that collection of recycling services will end April 30, 2021. (PQB News file photo)

Collection of recycling from multi-family properties in Qualicum Beach to end April 30

Finance director says program is currently heavily subsidized

The Town of Qualicum Beach will notify multi-family properties that collection of recycling services will end April 30, 2021. (PQB News file photo)
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
The Town of Qualicum Beach has an agreement with the Regional District of Nanaimo to collect garbage, food waste and recycling. (PQB News file photo)
The Town of Qualicum Beach has an agreement with the Regional District of Nanaimo to collect garbage, food waste and recycling. (PQB News file photo)
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)
Louise Tyler, owner of Parksville Bottle Depot, has seen a substantial increase in recycling donations, reminding them how generous the community can be during trying times. Lauren Collins photo

Put your returnables to work for local charities!

Parksville Bottle & Recycling channels community contributions to vital local programs

  • Nov 2, 2020
Louise Tyler, owner of Parksville Bottle Depot, has seen a substantial increase in recycling donations, reminding them how generous the community can be during trying times. Lauren Collins photo
Give power tools and small appliances a second life – OUT of the landfill

Give power tools and small appliances a second life – OUT of the landfill

Free, easy ElectroRecycle program welcomes 400+ products

  • Oct 12, 2020
Give power tools and small appliances a second life – OUT of the landfill
LETTER: Here’s a system to help with those heavy bins

LETTER: Here’s a system to help with those heavy bins

After observing homeowners struggling to trundle out the RDN’s new blue supersize…

  • Oct 11, 2020
LETTER: Here’s a system to help with those heavy bins
The Regional District of Nanaimo’s new automated collection trucks. (File photo/RDN)
The Regional District of Nanaimo’s new automated collection trucks. (File photo/RDN)
LETTER: Ways must be found to deal with new waste stream

LETTER: Ways must be found to deal with new waste stream

The Regional District of Nanaimo and its citizens are widely recognized as…

  • Sep 30, 2020
LETTER: Ways must be found to deal with new waste stream
LETTER: PQB area needs upgraded recycling facilities

LETTER: PQB area needs upgraded recycling facilities

My wife and I live in Qualicum and bought our first EV…

  • Aug 8, 2020
LETTER: PQB area needs upgraded recycling facilities
As of March 1, 2020, both the Parksville and Qualicum Beach Bottle Depots will no longer accept residential recycling on behalf of Recycle B.C. (NEWS file photo)

Recycle B.C. looks for businesses to step up to fill gap left by depots in Parksville and Qualicum Beach

PQB residents may have to drive to Nanaimo for glass, soft plastic, foam packaging recycle

As of March 1, 2020, both the Parksville and Qualicum Beach Bottle Depots will no longer accept residential recycling on behalf of Recycle B.C. (NEWS file photo)