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2018 January Pender Post

Happy New Year everyone. We hope you had a wonderful holiday season. Thank you for your generous support of the Depot in 2017; your membership dollars, refundable bottle donations, and revenue gained from your use and support of our backhaul service all go to fund important re-use and reduce initiatives.

We have many backhaul spaces currently available. Book soon before we fill up! You can get a jump on your gardening and landscaping needs in advance of spring’s arrival. We haul soil, mulch, and gravel. Ask our friendly staff for more details next time you are at the Depot. January is also a great time to renew your membership for 2018. Memberships can be renewed at the Depot or from the comfort of your own home at

Richard Philpot has stepped down from his role as executive director at the Recycle Depot after many years of service. Pender Island Recycling Society thanks him for his dedication, and for the many positive changes he brought to the day-to-day operations of the Depot in his time as the director.

In an effort to keep some of the nastier products on the market out of our garbage, soil, and waterways, we have become a designated Paint Plus Depot. This means that in addition to paint, the Depot will also be accepting flammable liquids, flammable aerosols, pesticides, and pesticide aerosols. These materials must be handed to staff and checked to ensure that they are part of the program.

To be included in the Paint Plus program, flammable liquids and aerosols must have a warning symbol or description such as “Keep away from open flame or spark.” Not included in the program are propane tanks, which still need to be dropped off at Fire Hall Number 1, and butane, diesel, solid fuels, and solid flammable products, which must be taken to Hartland. To be accepted, pesticides – either liquid or aerosol - must have a PCP number and a poison symbol. Please check our website for more details (; phone 250 629 6962; or drop by during opening hours to find out more.

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