Mayor Kevin Acton (back left) and MLA Eric Foster help open the Venture Bottle Depot in Lumby with Michelle Olsen

Recycling centre open

Venture Training has launched a new employment opportunity for people with disabilities in Lumby

Venture Training has launched a new employment opportunity for people with disabilities.

Venture Bottle Depot, on Miller Street, has become the central hub for recycling in Lumby.

“We are looking forward to building stronger ties with the Lumby community” said Eileen Howells, Venture Training executive director.

Fifteen jobs have been provided for people with disabilities and four staff members who support local businesses and regularly use the public transit.

“I am very excited to have Venture Training as part of our community,” said Kevin Acton, Lumby mayor.

“It adds humanity and service in an area that was previously lacking. I look forward to the development of future programs.”

Venture Bottle Depot will accept all materials in Multi-Material B.C.’s packaging and printed paper recycling program, including non-deposit glass bottles and jars, plastic bags and styrofoam packaging, along with curbside recycling material such as newsprint, cardboard, household papers, metal containers and paper packaging that held liquid when sold.


Other accepted products are electronic waste (televisions computers etc.), small appliances, light fixtures, batteries, light bulbs and ballasts.



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