Styrofoam rounded up

Residents will have another chance to drop off their styrofoam for recycling

Residents will have another chance to drop off their styrofoam for recycling.

On Oct. 16 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., residents can bring their clean, sticker and tape-free, bagged styrofoam free-of-charge to the Real Canadian Wholesale Club parking lot (2501 34th St.) in Vernon or to the Enderby Bottle Depot parking lot (904 Belvedere St.).

“Staff from the regional district, Venture Training Centre and Interior Freight and Bottle Depot will be on hand to answer questions about styrofoam recycling and other waste reduction programs,” said Karmen Morgan, Regional District of North Okanagan waste reduction co-ordinator.

Items made of styrofoam such as clean egg cartons, meat trays, cups, containers, packing blocks and peanuts will be accepted for recycling.

If residents are unable to attend the Oct. 16 event, year-round styrofoam drop-off is available in Vernon at Interior Freight and at Venture Training Centre. A $3 per bag handling fee is charged at the drop-off locations. This fee is used to offset the cost of receiving, inspecting, processing, and transporting the collected material. Styrofoam drop-off is also available at the Greater Vernon and Armstrong-Spallumcheen landfills where recycling and disposal fees (with a $3 minimum) will apply.