Recycling

More than 3,800 light bulbs were brought in for recycling in less than three hours on Nov. 24, prompting the scheduling of a second event on Dec. 11. (Contributed)

Abundance of light bulbs in Salmon Arm prompts second recycling event

Product Care apologizes for inconvenience caused when unexpectedly high number of bulbs brought in

 

Aziz Barna with the Product Care Association had so many people in Salmon Arm coming to recycle their lightbulbs in the first hour of a recycling event on Nov. 24 that he had to turn recyclers away, particularly those with large boxes and bins full. Another lightbulb event will be held in about two weeks. (Martha Wickett- Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm stockpile of burned-out lightbulbs too much for one recycling event

Another lightbulb event from the Product Care Association expected in about two weeks

 

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District has announced that Product Care is offering a free light bulb recycling event in Salmon Arm on Wednesday, Nov. 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Shaw Centre parking lot. (CSRD image)

Chance upcoming in Salmon Arm to recycle those piles of light bulbs

Recycling event scheduled in Shaw Centre parking lot, environment ministry urges set up of depot

 

Blane Ready, holding a container of recyclable lightbulbs, is concerned about the current state of not having a place in Salmon Arm to recycle bulbs, especially those that are particularly harmful if they end up in the landfill. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Problem recycling light bulbs in Salmon Arm part of bigger issue

Regional district rep agrees consumers have paid environmental fee so shouldn’t have to fund program

Blane Ready, holding a container of recyclable lightbulbs, is concerned about the current state of not having a place in Salmon Arm to recycle bulbs, especially those that are particularly harmful if they end up in the landfill. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
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)
Ethan Maahuis with SCV Waste Solutions, the city’s recycling contractors, and Jon Mills, who works for the city in curbside collection services. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Salmon Arm asks residents to think of the workers emptying their compost bins

City won’t be expanding limit on garbage bags but stickers for extras still available

Ethan Maahuis with SCV Waste Solutions, the city’s recycling contractors, and Jon Mills, who works for the city in curbside collection services. (City of Salmon Arm image)
(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
As of July 1, the city will be switching to bi-weekly collection of solid waste, food waste and recyclables. The separation of food and solid waste is expected to reduce the amount of refuse going to the landfill. (File photo)

Garbage collection going bi-weekly in July 2019

Food waste collection expected to reduce solid refuse going to landfill

As of July 1, the city will be switching to bi-weekly collection of solid waste, food waste and recyclables. The separation of food and solid waste is expected to reduce the amount of refuse going to the landfill. (File photo)