Right now, it’s business as usual at Lumby’s Venture Bottle and Recycle Depot.
A For Sale sign remains in the front window of the Miller Street building in the village, which is owned and operated by Vernon-based Venture Training.
Rumours have been circulating around town that the bottle depot is closing down, which would leave Lumby without a dedicated recycling facility.
“We have been actively trying to sell the depot for more than a year now,” said Venture Training director of operations Ryan Cucheron on Friday, July 21. “We have entertained many offers and have been trying to find a buyer for the business. Right now, we are operating under regular business hours.”
The Lumby Diversion and Disposal Facility does not accept beverage containers, packaging and paper products (as per recyclebc.ca), batteries, electronics, light bulbs, light fixtures, outdoor electric power equipment, small appliances and power tools, paint and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Residents can find waste reduction tips and recycling options through the guides and RCBC Recyclepedia searchable database on the www.rdno.ca/whatgoeswhere webpage. In B.C., producers (manufacturers, distributors and retailers) of designated products are required to take full responsibility for the life cycle (including collection and recycling) of the products they sell.
Producers are represented by agencies that operate recycling programs on their behalf and more information about these programs and agencies can be found at: https://www.bcrecycles.ca/.