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For Sale sign remains on Lumby Bottle Depot

‘Regular hours as usual’ for the time being says Vernon-based owner
It’s business as usual for the time being at Lumby’s Bottle Depot on Miller Street. The For Sale sign in the front window has been there for more than a year as the owner tries to sell the building and business. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

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, 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 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:

This story was updated Monday, July 31, at 10:48 a.m. to correct wrong information about what the Lumby Diversion and Disposal Facility will accept

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Roger Knox

About the Author: Roger Knox

I am a journalist with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. I started my career in radio and have spent the last 21 years working with Black Press Media.
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