Beverage Containers

BEVERAGE CONTAINER RECYCLING

WHY TO RECYCLE?

Metro Vancouver is aiming for zero waste. That means the list of things you CAN’T put in the landfill is growing. Some of the banned things are: plastic bottles, aluminium cans, glass bottles and juice cartons (Tetrapack).
Everytime you buy beverages that use this type of container you pay a deposit that later can be refunded if containers are returned.
Therefore the aim of this program is two fold:
1- Proper recycling of beverage containers
2- Generate money to fund social activities/events in the community

This program has successfully being implemented at One University Crescent and Verdant strata corporations. Collected funds goes to support local organizations such as SFU Scouts and University Highlands Elementary respectively.

HOW TO RECYCLE?

The infrastructure is provided by ENCORP, as is the collection or recyclables. ENCORP will count and tally the recyclables, keeping a computerized running total.
Implementation of this program requires commitment and ongoing supervision by volunteer residents. Currently there are residents scavenging these recyclables to support youth activities and this program will certainly benefit them.
For further information or questions, or if you would like to start a program in your strata, please contact us: unes.natura@gmail.com

WHAT TO RECYCLE?

As mentioned this program focuses on recycling:
Plastic bottles: pop, water and juice
Aluminium cans: pop and beer
Drink cartons: juice and wine
Glass bottles: beer, water, juice, wine and liquor

WHERE TO RECYCLE?

If your strata corporation has implemented this program, just sort beverage containers in the provided bins.
If your strata corporation HAS NOT implemented this program, just bring beverage containers to:

KENSINGTON
RETURN-IT CENTRE
6518 Hastings Street
604-299-9779

Either keep your refunds or charge them to the account of a local organization. Remember every bit helps.

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