Recycling

Nickel Bros. move a home from the 600-block of Oliver Street in Oak Bay on June 14. (Photo by Erik Otto)

Houses on the move as recycling movement picks up momentum in Oak Bay

Nickel Bros. relocates houses across the south coast, moving more than 100 in 2021

 

A small team of volunteers sorts the trash during the Oak Bay Tea Party. This year yielded seven bags each of soft plastics, hard plastics, compost and garbage. (Photo by Ron Carter)

Wet weather fouls up Oak Bay Tea Party trash sorters

Volunteers sort recycling, compost, garbage into 28 bags after thousands of visitors

 

Belmont Secondary School Grade 12 students Gia Liu and Sahrim Sayani are collecting as much e-waste as possible between now and Sept. 1 for a shot at up to $1 million in scholarships from the Electronic Recycling Association. (Courtesy of Gia Liu)

Langford students collecting e-waste for shot at $1M scholarship

Gia Liu and Sahrim Sayani are competing for scholarships from the Electronic Recycling Association

 

Recycling delayed in Capital Regional District. (Black Press Media file photo)

Recycling pickup disrupted in Greater Victoria on Tuesday and Wednesday

Majority of Emterra’s trucks not operating Tuesday, delayed by several hours Wednesday

Recycling delayed in Capital Regional District. (Black Press Media file photo)
Recycle BC is bringing in a deposit system for milk and milk-alternative containers. (Recycle BC art)

10-cent recycling deposit added for milk and plant-based beverage containers

Deposits can be redeemed by returning containers to Return-It collection centres

Recycle BC is bringing in a deposit system for milk and milk-alternative containers. (Recycle BC art)
The Sustainable Clothing Project aims to divert clothes that were destined for the landfill and redistribute them to people in the community. (Pixabay)

Sustainable Clothing Project aims to help people, keep clothing out of landfill,

Unsold clothing from thrift stores gets distributed to people and families who need it

The Sustainable Clothing Project aims to divert clothes that were destined for the landfill and redistribute them to people in the community. (Pixabay)
Cascades Recovery, Greater Victoria’s primary sorting facility for recyclable materials, has experienced an equipment breakdown, resulting in an inability to accept residential and commercial recycling until the problem is resolved. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria recycling facility equipment breakdown leads to suspension of commercial pickups

Contingency plan put in place for continuation of blue box residential pickup

Cascades Recovery, Greater Victoria’s primary sorting facility for recyclable materials, has experienced an equipment breakdown, resulting in an inability to accept residential and commercial recycling until the problem is resolved. (Black Press Media file photo)
Recycling volume continues to pile up in some Capital Regional District neighbourhoods. Oaklands resident Rachelle Lamb shows what a five-week build-up at her Victoria home looks like. (Photo courtesy of Rachelle Lamb)

Some Victoria residents going on six weeks without recycling pickup

Perfect storm of weather, high volumes, staff shortages and equipment repairs prolong delays

Recycling volume continues to pile up in some Capital Regional District neighbourhoods. Oaklands resident Rachelle Lamb shows what a five-week build-up at her Victoria home looks like. (Photo courtesy of Rachelle Lamb)
With Victoria’s new green takeout plan, customers purchase an $8 container at a participating business. The food comes packed in the reusable container. The customer brings the clean reusable container when ordering takeout from any participating business and receives it in a new container. (Courtesy Bread & Butter Collective)

Victoria restaurants launch reuseable takeout container program

City estimates 75,000 single-use items are trashed every day

With Victoria’s new green takeout plan, customers purchase an $8 container at a participating business. The food comes packed in the reusable container. The customer brings the clean reusable container when ordering takeout from any participating business and receives it in a new container. (Courtesy Bread & Butter Collective)
The CRD continues to face service delays in light of material volume, equipment issues, weather and other compounding factors. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD curbside recycling collection continues to face service delays

Residents encouraged to bring items to depot to help ease collection volume in the next few weeks

The CRD continues to face service delays in light of material volume, equipment issues, weather and other compounding factors. (Black Press Media file photo)
Student volunteer Paul Wickens (left), and parent volunteer Dan Del Villano chip away at the branches of recycled Christmas trees to raised funds for Reynold Secondary’s music program. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Christmas trees recycled for a good cause at Saanich’s Reynolds Secondary

Volunteers hand prune the branches, funds raised go toward the high school’s music program

Student volunteer Paul Wickens (left), and parent volunteer Dan Del Villano chip away at the branches of recycled Christmas trees to raised funds for Reynold Secondary’s music program. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
In this Oct. 7, 2010, file photo, a Green Mountain Coffee single-serving brewing cup is seen in a Keurig machine in Montpelier, Vt. The Competition Bureau says Keurig Canada will pay a $3 million penalty in Canada for making false or misleading claims that its single-use K-cup pods can be recycled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Toby Talbot, File

Keurig to pay $3 million fine for false, misleading claims on recycling of its K-CUPs

Keurig Canada has to change its packaging, publish notices about the changes

In this Oct. 7, 2010, file photo, a Green Mountain Coffee single-serving brewing cup is seen in a Keurig machine in Montpelier, Vt. The Competition Bureau says Keurig Canada will pay a $3 million penalty in Canada for making false or misleading claims that its single-use K-cup pods can be recycled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Toby Talbot, File
Recycling collection is sporadic this winter thanks to weather impacts across the Capital Regional District. (Twitter/CRD)

How to handle recycling as wild weather hampers blue box pickup in Greater Victoria

Recycling not picked up by 9 p.m. on collection day should be brought in, CRD says

Recycling collection is sporadic this winter thanks to weather impacts across the Capital Regional District. (Twitter/CRD)
Recycling collection is cancelled throughout Greater Victoria on Dec. 30, due to hearsh winter conditions. (Twitter/CRD)

Curbside recycling cancelled again by snow, ice in Greater Victoria

Capital Regional District asks those scheduled for pickup to hold off

Recycling collection is cancelled throughout Greater Victoria on Dec. 30, due to hearsh winter conditions. (Twitter/CRD)
The resumption of curbside pickup will be made on a day-by-day basis throughout the ongoing snowy weather forecast. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Curbside recycling pick up cancelled in Greater Victoria due to icy roads

The decision to resume will be made at 6 a.m. daily: CRD

The resumption of curbside pickup will be made on a day-by-day basis throughout the ongoing snowy weather forecast. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The 5th Garry Oak Scouts host a contactless bottle drop off Jan. 2 at the Oak Bay scout hall, 1703 Monterey Ave. (Courtesy 5th Garry Oak Scouts)

Double drop-off fundraisers return for trees, bottles in Oak Bay

Scouts offer contactless bottle drive, fire department hosts Christmas tree chipping

The 5th Garry Oak Scouts host a contactless bottle drop off Jan. 2 at the Oak Bay scout hall, 1703 Monterey Ave. (Courtesy 5th Garry Oak Scouts)
Tree chipping returns to Tillicum January 8 and 9, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., by donation to the Easter Seals. (Courtesy Easter Seals)

10 great causes to support while recycling your Christmas tree this year

Post-holiday cleanup made easier with tree chipping across Greater Victoria

Tree chipping returns to Tillicum January 8 and 9, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., by donation to the Easter Seals. (Courtesy Easter Seals)
Curbside glass collection will resume on Dec. 13 in Greater Victoria. (Courtesy CRD)
Curbside glass collection will resume on Dec. 13 in Greater Victoria. (Courtesy CRD)
Follow the principles of the ‘3R pollution prevention hierarchy’ — reduce first, reuse second and recycle third — to help reduce kitchen waste this holiday season.

10 simple steps to reduce kitchen waste this holiday season

As we plan our seasonal celebrations, the kitchen invariably takes centerstage. From…

  • Dec 6, 2021
Follow the principles of the ‘3R pollution prevention hierarchy’ — reduce first, reuse second and recycle third — to help reduce kitchen waste this holiday season.
Express & GO outlet is coming to Hartland. (Courtesy Return-It)

Greater Victoria’s first express recycling station opens at Hartland Landfill

New model aims to make returning refundable containers more convenient

Express & GO outlet is coming to Hartland. (Courtesy Return-It)