Positive changes for Recycling on Pender coming up!
The new Packaging & Printed Paper Recycling Program starts this week, Tuesday May 20 at the Pender Island Recycling Depot, and will be bringing some positive changes in terms of what we take and how we take it.
Starting May 20 we will be accepting clean polystyrene/plastic foam, commonly known as styrofoam. This will include meat/fish trays (without the shrinkwrap and soaker pad) as well as styrofoam cushion packaging with the exception of foam peanuts. Styrofoam will be separated as white or non-white. We will also be accepting paper cups and some other items we have not been able to accept in the past. Plus, we will no longer be separating plastics #3 and #6 from other plastics, and there is no need to remove labels from tin and aluminum cans! Milk cartons (dairy, soy, rice, almond etc.) and soup/broth containers will go together in one bin. Keep an eye out for further details as we roll out the changes!
The month of May is tire drop-off month! If you have old tires to get rid of, bring them to us before June 1. The first four per household are free, after that there is a $2 per tire charge. No rims, please.
We at the Recycling Depot are looking forward to answering your questions as we begin to implement the changes under the new Packaging & Printed Paper Recycling Program. As the program evolves, you will see information being posted on our new website and Facebook page! See you at the Depot.
Your Recycling Depot Staff