Recycling

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

 

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

 

Residents are asked to not leave their recycling behind if the facility is closed. File photo
Residents are asked to not leave their recycling behind if the facility is closed. File photo
Myles Peterson is making plastic panels that can replace plywood. Photo: Submitted

Young Castlegar entrepreneur turning plastics into building materials

Myles Peterson is making plastic panels that can replace plywood

Myles Peterson is making plastic panels that can replace plywood. Photo: Submitted
Photo: Regional District of Central Kootenay

Fees at West Kootenay landfills and transfer stations to increase

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is increasing fees to maintain a user-pay fee structure

Photo: Regional District of Central Kootenay
Used oil and antifreeze can be dropped off at Ernie’s Used Auto Parts. File photo

Ernie’s Used Auto Parts recognized for oil recycling program

The Castlegar business is a top collector

Used oil and antifreeze can be dropped off at Ernie’s Used Auto Parts. 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)
Residences in Nelson will start receiving organic material pickup at curbside starting in early 2022. The plan for businesses is not yet clear. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Residences in Nelson will start receiving organic material pickup at curbside starting in early 2022. The plan for businesses is not yet clear. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
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)
Glass, plastic bags and Styrofoam can now be recycled at Ootischenia landfill

Glass, plastic bags and Styrofoam can now be recycled at Ootischenia landfill

Castlegar residents now have options for recyclable materials not collected by the city.

Glass, plastic bags and Styrofoam can now be recycled at Ootischenia landfill