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

 

Kelowna council voted in favour of Recycle BC taking over curbside collection, and urged a multi-container system be used over boxes. (File photo)

Kelowna council to Recycle BC: Keep the bins, include glass

‘If we take a step to go to a box system I don’t believe our citizens will appreciate that’

 

Recycle BC is proposing to take over curbside collection in the Central Okanagan. (File photo)

Lake Country council trashes Recycle BC proposal

‘They should surrender their name as Recycle BC if that’s what they’re going to do’

Recycle BC is proposing to take over curbside collection in the Central Okanagan. (File photo)
If the RDCO does decide to switch, Recycle BC would not take over direct services until 2026. (File photo)

Time ticking on recycling decision for Central Okanagan Regional District

The board will make a final decision at its June 27 regular meeting

If the RDCO does decide to switch, Recycle BC would not take over direct services until 2026. (File photo)
A decision to contract with Recycle BC to offer curbside recycling services has been put off for now. (File photo)

Central Okanagan recycles decision on curbside collection

RDCO board will receive more information by the end of June in considering any change to the program.

A decision to contract with Recycle BC to offer curbside recycling services has been put off for now. (File photo)
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Summer pop-up recycle depots for Lake Country residents

One pop-up depot per month over the summer

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Conservation Officers report bears are already active in many neighbourhoods across the Central Okanagan. (File photo)

Only you can prevent bears from getting trashed

Regional District of the Central Okanagna has a limited supply of bear-resistant carts

Conservation Officers report bears are already active in many neighbourhoods across the Central Okanagan. (File photo)
Recycling blue bins sit outside home. (File photo)

Recycling proposal panned by Kelowna council

‘There isn’t a lot there that gives me a lot of faith’

Recycling blue bins sit outside home. (File 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
Foam collection is back on in the Okanagan. (File photo)
Foam collection is back on in the Okanagan. (File photo)
While it's not out of the realm of possibility, Salmon Arm currently has no plan to add glass to its curbside recycling collection program such as what recently rolled out in the North Okanagan. (File photo)

Glass recycling pickup returns to Okanagan

But don’t get caught on Santa’s recycling naughty list

While it's not out of the realm of possibility, Salmon Arm currently has no plan to add glass to its curbside recycling collection program such as what recently rolled out in the North Okanagan. (File photo)
Now that's a lot of cardboard: Over the Christmas long weekend two extra large bins weren't enough to contain all the cardboard from presents and holiday gifts Ponoka and area residents. On the Monday, Dec. 28 this panorama photo shows the downtown recycle depot was full of cardboard to be recycled.
Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Cardboard collection could stack up in North Okanagan due to highway closures

Residents may be asked to store cardboard if a closure or service interruption occurs

Now that's a lot of cardboard: Over the Christmas long weekend two extra large bins weren't enough to contain all the cardboard from presents and holiday gifts Ponoka and area residents. On the Monday, Dec. 28 this panorama photo shows the downtown recycle depot was full of cardboard to be recycled.
Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Red Leaf Pulp’s plant will convert agricultural residues into paper products. (File photo)

Kelowna cleantech company receives $3.8 million to fund sustainable pulp plant

Pulp will be used to make recyclable consumer products like writing paper, packaging, tissues

Red Leaf Pulp’s plant will convert agricultural residues into paper products. (File photo)
(Photo: Pixabay)

Highway closures cause issues at Central Okanagan recycling centres

Residents asked to store glass and styrofoam

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Disposal fees will be going up at Regional District of North Okanagan Diversion & Disposal Facilities (DDFs) and Transfer Stations as of Jan. 1, 2022. (File photo)

Garbage fees increasing at North Okanagan landfills

Minimum charge for garbage will go up $2; per tonne disposal fees for some other products also going up

Disposal fees will be going up at Regional District of North Okanagan Diversion & Disposal Facilities (DDFs) and Transfer Stations as of Jan. 1, 2022. (File photo)
The City of Vernon’s fall clear bag leaf pick-up program will be handled by Waste Connections of Canada on designated garbage days from Nov. 15-19. (Pixabay photo)

City of Vernon rakes in leaves pick-up

Fall clear-bag collection program, running on designated garbage days, goes Nov. 15-19

The City of Vernon’s fall clear bag leaf pick-up program will be handled by Waste Connections of Canada on designated garbage days from Nov. 15-19. (Pixabay photo)
The Regional District of Central Okanagan has several ideas for residents wondering what to do with their Jack-o-lanterns, now that Halloween is over. (File photo)

Here’s what to do with your pumpkin in Lake Country

Regional district offers suggestions from composting to delivering to animals to baking

The Regional District of Central Okanagan has several ideas for residents wondering what to do with their Jack-o-lanterns, now that Halloween is over. (File photo)
(Photo: City of Vernon)

Compost bin relocated at Vernon rec centre

4 bins are located around town for residents to deposit their organic waste

(Photo: City of Vernon)