Recycling

Recycle BC organized a series of popup recycling depots during summer at St. Columba Presbyterian church which Parksville Qualicum Beach residents took advantage of. (Michael Briones photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach residents still left without own recycling depot

Minister says full-time solution still being sought

 

Use the right tool for the job to avoid unnecessary wear and tear. When household power tools have reached the end of their lifespan, recycle them for free at one of 200 locations across BC.

Save money, save the planet! Repair and recycling tips for small appliances and power tools

A little TLC can extend the life of many of these items, and when all else fails, recycling is free

  • Oct 11, 2021

 

The Town of Qualicum Beach is looking to relocate the carboard bin currently located on Second Avenue East. (Michael Briones photo)

Qualicum Beach looking at relocation of controversial cardboard bin to town’s airport

Current location on Second Avenue East is no longer viable

 

Electronic cigarettes are seen in a display case at a store in downtown Montreal, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. A study looks at the use of electronic cigarettes among Canadian teens and whether it might lead to tobacco use. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

E-cigarettes, mattresses, lithium-ion batteries soon to be recyclable in B.C.

Province working to expand recycling under extended producer responsibility five-year plan

Electronic cigarettes are seen in a display case at a store in downtown Montreal, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. A study looks at the use of electronic cigarettes among Canadian teens and whether it might lead to tobacco use. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Nanaimo Recycling Exchange conducted waste audits last fall and reported its findings to the Regional District of Nanaimo’s solid waste management select committee last month. (News Bulletin file)

Waste audits in Nanaimo show more needs to be done to keep recyclables out of landfill

RDN working on mandatory waste separation bylaws for multi-family dwellings and businesses

Nanaimo Recycling Exchange conducted waste audits last fall and reported its findings to the Regional District of Nanaimo’s solid waste management select committee last month. (News Bulletin file)
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

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)
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

Esquimalt, Nanaimo, Richmond, Rossland, Saanich, Surrey, Tofino, Ucluelet and Victoria all have plastic bag bans. (Pixabay.com)
The Regional District of Nanaimo wants a three-bin system imposed on single-family homes to be applied to new developments. (PQB News file photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo wants a three-bin system imposed on single-family homes to be applied to new developments. (PQB News file photo)
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Solid waste management committee looks at options for recycling in Parksville Qualicum Beach

PQB residents now have to travel 45 minutes to drop off specific items

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Regional District of Nanaimo to increase fees for disposal of mattresses

Current rate of $15 per unit not enough to cover recycling

(File photo)
ElectroRecycle accepts more than 400 products, including household appliances, power tools and exercise equipment. When your toaster has reached the end of its lifespan, recycle it at one of over 200 collection locations across BC.

Recycle broken toasters, power tools and hundreds of other items FOR FREE!

Over 400 household items are accepted at collection locations across BC

  • Apr 19, 2021
ElectroRecycle accepts more than 400 products, including household appliances, power tools and exercise equipment. When your toaster has reached the end of its lifespan, recycle it at one of over 200 collection locations across BC.
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

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)
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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)