Recycling

(Photo: City of Vernon)

Compost bin relocated at Vernon rec centre

4 bins are located around town for residents to deposit their organic waste

 

Electronic cigarettes are seen in a display case at a store in downtown Montreal, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. A study looks at the use of electronic cigarettes among Canadian teens and whether it might lead to tobacco use. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

E-cigarettes, mattresses, lithium-ion batteries soon to be recyclable in B.C.

Province working to expand recycling under extended producer responsibility five-year plan

 

Esquimalt, Nanaimo, Richmond, Rossland, Saanich, Surrey, Tofino, Ucluelet and Victoria all have plastic bag bans. (Pixabay.com)

B.C. cities will no longer need provincial approval to launch single-use plastic ban

More than 20 municipalities in B.C. are developing bylaws banning single-use plastics

 

Habitat for Humanity's upcoming bottle drive will help keep the affordable home ownership program running. (Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times)

Habitat for Humanity hosts Kelowna bottle drive

The fundraiser will help build affordable and safe houses for people in need

Habitat for Humanity's upcoming bottle drive will help keep the affordable home ownership program running. (Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times)
The BCAA’s new pilot program aims to keep dangerous child car seats off the road while supporting local non-profit organizations. (Kampus Production/Pexels)

Free child car seat recycling pilot program launches in Kelowna

The program aims to take dangerous car seats off the road while supporting local non-profits

The BCAA’s new pilot program aims to keep dangerous child car seats off the road while supporting local non-profit organizations. (Kampus Production/Pexels)
Dean and Debbie McKay donated one of their cigarette butt recycling canisters to the Oliver Missions Society. (Facebook)

Oliver couple’s cigarette butt recycling program off to great start

The cigarette butts are broken down and turned into industrial plastics

Dean and Debbie McKay donated one of their cigarette butt recycling canisters to the Oliver Missions Society. (Facebook)
Many of the materials used in delivery packaging can be brought in to Recycle BC depots or London Drugs for recycling. (Unsplash)
Many of the materials used in delivery packaging can be brought in to Recycle BC depots or London Drugs for recycling. (Unsplash)
Vernon’s fall leaf clear bag pick-up program is experiencing a slight delay, the city said Nov. 24, 2020. (Stock photo)

Vernon leaf pick-up program delayed

A higher participation rate has put the program slightly behind schedule

Vernon’s fall leaf clear bag pick-up program is experiencing a slight delay, the city said Nov. 24, 2020. (Stock photo)
(Black Press file photo)

City of Vernon looking into curbside compost collection

Council has also extended the city’s current composting pilot program until Dec. 2021

(Black Press file photo)
Unbuilders owner Adam Corneil with employee Erin Watkins in front of a deconstructed hearth. Unbuilders crews carefully deconstruct old homes to rescue as many reusable materials as possible, including old-growth timber. (Unbuilders photo)

B.C. deconstruction company ignites Dragons’ Den interest

Unbuilders deconstructs and salvages old buildings instead of sending them to landfill

Unbuilders owner Adam Corneil with employee Erin Watkins in front of a deconstructed hearth. Unbuilders crews carefully deconstruct old homes to rescue as many reusable materials as possible, including old-growth timber. (Unbuilders photo)
(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

New Kelowna refill store offers alternatives to single-use plastics

Fill: Kelowna’s Refill Store offers shampoo, soap, detergent refills

(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
North Okanagan residents can start setting out glass for curbside recycling collection Dec. 1, 2020. (File photo)

Glass added to curbside recycling in the North Okanagan

Residents will receive grey boxes to be filled with glass containers for collection starting Dec. 1

North Okanagan residents can start setting out glass for curbside recycling collection Dec. 1, 2020. (File photo)
Vernon community composting ready for next step

Vernon community composting ready for next step

Phase 2 of the city’s community food composting pilot will launch Monday, June 22

Vernon community composting ready for next step
Rural residents within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen must supply their own containers for recycling after July 1, 2020. (Contributed)
Rural residents within the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen must supply their own containers for recycling after July 1, 2020. (Contributed)
One woman was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries Wednesday morning after crashing her car into a recyling truck on 34th Street. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon crash nearly takes out recycling truck driver

Wednesday morning incident sends woman to hospital

One woman was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries Wednesday morning after crashing her car into a recyling truck on 34th Street. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
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Zero waste centre opening in Summerland

The Replenish Refillery is intended as a way for people to cut down on the everyday use of plastic

(Stock photo)
Summerland Landfill recognized for oil collection work

Summerland Landfill recognized for oil collection work

Facility one of 30 to receive B.C. Used Oil Management Association honours for top collector

Summerland Landfill recognized for oil collection work
The Regional District of North Okanagan selected eight recipients for the 2020 Rethinking and Reducing Waste Grant on Feb. 19, 2020. (File photo)

RDNO invests $21K into waste reduction programs in Greater Vernon area

Board of Directors selects the 2020 Rethinking and Reducing Waste grant recipients

The Regional District of North Okanagan selected eight recipients for the 2020 Rethinking and Reducing Waste Grant on Feb. 19, 2020. (File photo)
Recycling collection efforts bolstered after delays in the North Okanagan

Recycling collection efforts bolstered after delays in the North Okanagan

Contracted provider for the area temporarily adding two trucks to its fleet, doubling personnel

Recycling collection efforts bolstered after delays in the North Okanagan
A shipping container converted into an oil recycling facility has come to Vernon’s Interior Freight & Bottle Depot at 4205 24th Avenue. (Submitted photo)

Oil recycling made easier in Vernon

A new, upgraded facility has arrived to the Interior Freight and Bottle Depot

A shipping container converted into an oil recycling facility has come to Vernon’s Interior Freight & Bottle Depot at 4205 24th Avenue. (Submitted photo)