About Our Team

The PIRS Board of Directors and Recycling Depot staff share a strong belief in the value of recycling, while aiming to support the principles of reduce and reuse first wherever possible.

A five-person volunteer Board of Directors, led by Chair Anne Kaye, is responsible for ensuring the recycling depot is managed responsibly and continues to meet the evolving needs of the Pender Island community.

Every year tonnes of paper, plastic, metal, glass, batteries, paint and more is delivered to the Pender Island Recycling Depot and nine dedicated staff sort, bale, and ship it.


Each staff member brings a unique background and skill set to the team and all of them are united in the principles of reduce, reuse, and recycle.

PIRS Board of Directors


Anne Kaye

Vice Chair

Davy Rippner

Finance Committee

Joyce Thayer, Robb Zuk, Anne Kaye


Niki Roberts

PIRS Recycling Depot Staff

Depot Attendants

Tracy Calvert

Mo Cordes 

Jenn Kaila 

Ben Symons 

Daisy teHennepe 

Celene Wilde 


Janey Rowland

Truck driving

Andy Nowak, Lester Quitzau 

Executive Director 

Niki Roberts


Kim Pollard 

Thanks to Davy Rippner and Niki Roberts for the many great photos used on our website.

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Questions and comments about the Recycling Depot can also be posted on our Facebook page.

For questions about, or ideas concerning the Recycling Depot operation, please call the depot at (250) 629-6962 or send us an E-mail »

Contact Us

To enquire about becoming a member of our volunteer Board of Directors or to make a suggestion about how we can improve the Pender Island Recycling Society operation, please e-mail Davy Rippner, PIRS President

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