Chasers Bottle Depot, in Vernon’s north end, has announced via Facebook it will reopen for business Monday, April 20. (Google photo)

Vernon bottle depots set to reopen

Chasers Bottle Depot and Interior Freight and Bottle Depot have implemented social distancing rules

Vernon-based Chasers Bottle Depot is back in business.

The bottle return shop announced its decision to reopen Monday, April 20, on its Facebook page.

The depot will be open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“We would like to thank you all for your patience and understanding throughout these trying times,” said the bottle depot on its page. “We closed March 20 in support of our frontline workers, as well as to protect our staff, their families and our customers to keep this community safe.”

The post says staff has been preparing for Monday, setting out physical distancing protocols.

“Realizing this will be challenging, and it may take a while to work out the kinks, once again we ask for your patience and we will do our absolute best to get you in and out safely,” said Chasers.

“Please be courteous to our staff as well as other customers. If you do not want to sort and just want to donate your bottles, please keep The Food Bank and Upper Room Mission in mind.”

Two other North Okanagan depots have also reopened.

Interior Freight and Bottle Depot in Vernon is open Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with social distancing rules in effect.

The Armstrong Spallumcheen Return-It Depot is open this week Monday to Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bottle depots in Lumby and Enderby remain closed until further notice due to COVID-19.

NOTE: This story was updated Monday, April 20, to show Interior Freight and Bottle Depot had opened

READ MORE: Kelowna bottle depot remains open despite COVID-19 concerns



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