Regional district upgrades Kicking Horse Mountain Resort’s recycling depot

A new satellite recycling depot is coming to Kicking Horse

An image of the bin collection system at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. (CSRD photo)

An image of the bin collection system at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. (CSRD photo)

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) has partnered with RecycleBC to upgrade the recycling depot at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

The upgrade will see the addition of a new satellite depot on Nov. 12, as well as the continued use of the current drop-off location for recyclables at the resort’s Parking Lot #3 on Whitetooth Trail.

As part of the partnership agreement, the CSRD is responsible for hauling the recyclables collected at the resort to the closest principal depot, which is located at the Golden Landfill. From there, RecycleBC manages and transports the materials for processing.

Commercially generated materials will not be accepted at this satellite location and will need to be managed through a separate service provider or be brought to the Golden Landfill.

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The recyclable materials collected by the CSRD will be included in the RecycleBC program which operates across the regional district. The new program will reduce contamination, expand the type of recyclables accepted and ensure materials are recycled properly.

The province selected RecycleBC as the Stewardship group responsible for managing the PPP on behalf of the producers on Jan. 1, 2015. The CSRD then partnered with RecycleBC to deliver the residential recycling program at CSRD Resource Recovery Facilities and downtown locations.

The satellite location and new partnership allows residents to recycle additional items that were not accepted for recycling before, such as: aerosol containers, styrofoam, film plastic (plastic bags), and disposable drink cups.

The seven categories of sorted material accepted by the Recycle BC program include: paper products, plastic and metal containers, plastic bags, white Styrofoam, coloured Styrofoam, glass and flexible plastic packaging. For more information on items that can be accepted at the depot, please see RecycleBC’s website at recyclebc.ca

More information can be found on the CSRD website.

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