Recycling

Burnaby vet technician Jocelyn Marsh shows off part of her pill bottle return program. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

B.C. veterinarian has plan to eliminate millions of pieces of plastic from Canadian clinics

Very simple changes can have a large impact if adopted broadly, Jocelyn Marsh says

 

A playground furnished with recycled rubber. (Photo/ Tire Stewardship BC).

13 B.C. projects set to build playgrounds, recreation areas with thousands of recycled tires

TSBC contributes over $270,000 for the grant recipients’ infrastructure upgrades

 

White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker joined Kiana Sahota, 14, for the ribbon cutting on the newly-redeveloped Emerson Park playground. Contributed photo

Refurbished playground reopens in White Rock

City heeded call for upgraded Emerson Park facility

 

The Electronics Recycling Association will be at South Surrey’s Morgan Crossing on April 22. (ERA photo)

Electronics collection event planned for Morgan Crossing

Collected electronics will be refurbished and donated to those in need

The Electronics Recycling Association will be at South Surrey’s Morgan Crossing on April 22. (ERA photo)
Recycle BC is bringing in a deposit system for milk and milk-alternative containers. (Recycle BC art)

10-cent recycling deposit added for milk and plant-based beverage containers

Deposits can be redeemed by returning containers to Return-It collection centres

Recycle BC is bringing in a deposit system for milk and milk-alternative containers. (Recycle BC art)
In this Oct. 7, 2010, file photo, a Green Mountain Coffee single-serving brewing cup is seen in a Keurig machine in Montpelier, Vt. The Competition Bureau says Keurig Canada will pay a $3 million penalty in Canada for making false or misleading claims that its single-use K-cup pods can be recycled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Toby Talbot, File

Keurig to pay $3 million fine for false, misleading claims on recycling of its K-CUPs

Keurig Canada has to change its packaging, publish notices about the changes

In this Oct. 7, 2010, file photo, a Green Mountain Coffee single-serving brewing cup is seen in a Keurig machine in Montpelier, Vt. The Competition Bureau says Keurig Canada will pay a $3 million penalty in Canada for making false or misleading claims that its single-use K-cup pods can be recycled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Toby Talbot, File
The City of Delta is suspending collection of glass materials for recycling, effective Nov. 22, due to recent flooding at receiving facilities and flood-related road closures. (Black Press Media file photo)

City of Delta suspends collection of glass recycling due to flood

Recycle BC to stop accepting glass and styrofoam effective Nov. 22 due to flooding and road closures

The City of Delta is suspending collection of glass materials for recycling, effective Nov. 22, due to recent flooding at receiving facilities and flood-related road closures. (Black Press Media file photo)
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
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)
Recycling day in Newton. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Surrey says no to fining residents for putting wrong items in disposal bins

Council rejects corporate report recommending penalties and fines be issued for garbage, recycling and organics contamination

Recycling day in Newton. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Waste and recycling bins in Surrey. (file photo)
Waste and recycling bins in Surrey. (file photo)
Crews work to build Central Surrey Recycling and Waste Centre in Newton. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Surrey’s new recycling/waste dropoff site takes shape near Newton business park

‘Central Surrey’ location to make for ‘a convenient one-stop-drop’ by early 2022

Crews work to build Central Surrey Recycling and Waste Centre in Newton. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
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 City of Surrey is moving ahead with plans to ban plastic bags and other single-use non-disposable plastics. (Black Press Media file photo)

City of Surrey moves to ban single-use plastic bags after bylaw approved by province

B.C. Ministry of Environment approves bans in Surrey, Nanaimo, Rossland and Esquimalt

The City of Surrey is moving ahead with plans to ban plastic bags and other single-use non-disposable plastics. (Black Press Media file photo)
Gary Hee with some of the election signs from the Oct. 24 B.C. election and some of the planter boxes they became (Courtesy Gary Hee)

B.C. election signs transformed into planters by Langley recycling advocate

Gary Hee thinks signs shouldn’t be dumped in landfills

Gary Hee with some of the election signs from the Oct. 24 B.C. election and some of the planter boxes they became (Courtesy Gary Hee)
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)
Return-It depots to change deposits on beverage containers over 1 litre from 20¢ to 10¢ starting Oct. 1. (Black Press Media files)

Return-It depots change beverage container deposits from 20 to 10 cents

Change will be implemented on Oct. 1, with a transition period being held until Oct. 11

Return-It depots to change deposits on beverage containers over 1 litre from 20¢ to 10¢ starting Oct. 1. (Black Press Media files)
A new Return-it pilot project will see hybrid-electric compaction trucks used in cities across B.C. as a way to reduce emissions. (Contributed photo)

Semiahmoo Bottle Depot part of hybrid-electic compaction truck pilot program

Return-It launches program at 16 B.C. bottle depots with aim to reduce emissions

A new Return-it pilot project will see hybrid-electric compaction trucks used in cities across B.C. as a way to reduce emissions. (Contributed photo)
The City of White Rock will be purchasing two replacement recycling trucks, which together will cost roughly $300,000 more than budgeted because they feature on-board compaction. (File photo)

Two new recycling trucks on the way for White Rock

Council approves higher cost to reduce operations yard problems

The City of White Rock will be purchasing two replacement recycling trucks, which together will cost roughly $300,000 more than budgeted because they feature on-board compaction. (File photo)
Semiahmoo Bottle Depot owner Heimin Lee says June 4 was one of the slowest days he’s had in months. Lee says his business has been overwhelmed during the pandemic, and he is appealing to customers to be patient and abide by recycling guidelines. (Tracy Holmes photo)

South Surrey bottle-depot owner calls for decorum among customers

Heimin Lee said his Semiahmoo recycling facility has been ‘like a war zone’ since Easter

Semiahmoo Bottle Depot owner Heimin Lee says June 4 was one of the slowest days he’s had in months. Lee says his business has been overwhelmed during the pandemic, and he is appealing to customers to be patient and abide by recycling guidelines. (Tracy Holmes photo)