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Drop off your styrofoam free

The Regional District of North Okanagan, is providing free styrofoam drop-off on Earth Day.

Residents may drop off clean styrofoam items, such as egg cartons, meat trays, cups, containers, packing blocks and peanuts, for free recycling at Venture Training Centre (4240 Alexis Park Dr.) and Interior Freight and Bottle Depot (4205 24th Ave.) April 22

“Styrofoam recycling creates a raw material that can be used to make items such as helmets, bike parts, mirror and picture frames and other hard plastic products” said Karmen Morgan, waste reduction co-ordinator.

For residents who are unable to attend the free Earth Day drop-off, year-round styrofoam drop-off is available at Interior Freight and the Venture Training Centre. A $3 per bag handling fee will be charged at these drop-off locations until May 18. Effective May 19, styrofoam may be dropped off at no charge at these depots as part of the new Multi-Material B.C. program.

Styrofoam drop-off is also available at the Greater Vernon and Armstrong-Spallumcheen landfills, where recycling and disposal fees (with a $3 minimum fee) apply.

 

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