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

About Our Team

A volunteer board of directors ensures that the recycling depot is managed responsibly and continues to meet the evolving needs of the Pender Island community.

Dedicated depot staff sort, bale, and truck the tonnes of recyclables that are delivered to the recycling depot every year. Each staff member brings a unique background and skill set to the team.

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

PIRS Board of Directors


Davy Rippner

Secretary Treasurer

Joyce Thayer

Director at large

Nia Williams

Ron Henshaw

Executive Director

Niki Roberts

PIRS Recycling Depot Staff

Depot Attendants

Al Blake

Jenn Kaila 

Sarah Smith

Ben Symons 

Rowie Symons

Troy Toombs 

Celene Wilde 


Celene Wilde

Bike Shop

Laurie Storrie

Truck driving

Andy Nowak 

Lester Quitzau 


Kim Pollard 

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 Chair

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

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

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