Recycling

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

 

(Photo: Pixabay)

Highway closures cause issues at Central Okanagan recycling centres

Residents asked to store glass and styrofoam

 

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

 

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)
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)
Habitat for Humanity's upcoming bottle drive will help keep the affordable home ownership program running. (Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times)

Habitat for Humanity hosts Kelowna bottle drive

The fundraiser will help build affordable and safe houses for people in need

Habitat for Humanity's upcoming bottle drive will help keep the affordable home ownership program running. (Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times)
The BCAA’s new pilot program aims to keep dangerous child car seats off the road while supporting local non-profit organizations. (Kampus Production/Pexels)

Free child car seat recycling pilot program launches in Kelowna

The program aims to take dangerous car seats off the road while supporting local non-profits

The BCAA’s new pilot program aims to keep dangerous child car seats off the road while supporting local non-profit organizations. (Kampus Production/Pexels)
Dean and Debbie McKay donated one of their cigarette butt recycling canisters to the Oliver Missions Society. (Facebook)

Oliver couple’s cigarette butt recycling program off to great start

The cigarette butts are broken down and turned into industrial plastics

Dean and Debbie McKay donated one of their cigarette butt recycling canisters to the Oliver Missions Society. (Facebook)
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)
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)
(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

New Kelowna refill store offers alternatives to single-use plastics

Fill: Kelowna’s Refill Store offers shampoo, soap, detergent refills

(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Rural residents within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen must supply their own containers for recycling after July 1, 2020. (Contributed)
Rural residents within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen must supply their own containers for recycling after July 1, 2020. (Contributed)
One woman was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries Wednesday morning after crashing her car into a recyling truck on 34th Street. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Crash nearly takes out North Okanagan recycling truck driver

Wednesday morning incident sends woman to hospital

One woman was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries Wednesday morning after crashing her car into a recyling truck on 34th Street. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
(Stock photo)

Zero waste centre opening in Summerland

The Replenish Refillery is intended as a way for people to cut down on the everyday use of plastic

(Stock photo)
Summerland Landfill recognized for oil collection work

Summerland Landfill recognized for oil collection work

Facility one of 30 to receive B.C. Used Oil Management Association honours for top collector

Summerland Landfill recognized for oil collection work