Recycling Exchange Moved
Hey, just wanted to notify everyone that the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange has moved to somewhere behind the Budget Rental place off Bowen Rd by Country Club Centre. I believe this is the only spot for dropping off recycling in general? Could that be?
The road is called Cienar Rd. It is the road that runs from Bowen in between the Honda and Toyota dealerships. Both recycling depots on off Northfield and on Dorman are closed.
I have been so excited to see how much we can actually recycle there =)
Almost everything I have ever felt bad about throwing out is accepted there to recycle (sadly, not styrofoam)
I was most excited to see that any plastic film (old bags of any type) is accepted....I have long nightmared to think of the ground all over the world covered in a thin layer of sandwich bags.
Check out what you can bring for yourself
yeah - and they're not total b**tards like the old recycling place near my old home, I used to go home with most of the stuff I thought would be recyclable. -- these guys will take it all... I even saw electronics recycling & old appliance recycling... and if you don't know what section it goes in, they'll help you out!
Now.. what to do with all that styrofoam?
Great link, jingles. What a list! It's fun to read.
I can't believe all that stuff is recyclable! There's just no excuse anymore.
They don't take biological waste!
Wow, they don't take dirt, rocks, or rugs, but they accept batteries and propane tanks!
Metal, yes; medication, no.
Mercury, yes; mattresses, no.
They take microwaves but not televisions.
They take things like chainsaws and dryers, but not tile flooring or drywall.
Pretty much everything related to photography, they don't take.
I think it would be great if there was some kind of program (grassroots probably) that helped car-less people to get their stuff to the place. OR does the regular recycling pickup truck accept all the same stuff that the facility takes?
Nope, the recycling truck does not pick up even a fraction of what is acceptable at the recycling exchange (two seperate entities perhaps?)
Originally Posted by riverrat
Carless people who do not know someone with a car, minivan, or truck would be best to call one of the numerous man w/ truck services with another carless person and do a giant recycle run =)
Probably would cost 30 bucks
Not only that, they're open pretty much every day 7-7, I think. The market has great deals too. We just scooped a buncha Archie comics and fireplace tools for $3. It's the same deal as the old one, completely disorganized but worth the hunt......
The way it works in Victoria is that there is a depot for recyclables from hard plastics to electronic goods. The city will take plastics that are imprinted with numbers, and soft plastic is a no go.
Different community associations (Victoria is lucky, imagine a community center in each neighborhood!) host a recycling day, and a Syntal (sp?) comes by, sorts through the hard and soft plastic, and styrofoam and turns it into plastic lumber. For this process, people have to pay a fee, but I diligently drop materials off as I feel it repays a tiny cost of the true value of producing the plastic.
I'm glad that there is recycling advocates in Nanaimo that started the exchange. When I think of recycling, I think of this 87 year old "Raging Granny" and she tells me recycling was never a new concept. She talks about the depression and how everything was valued, and could be reused.
They wouldn't take my* two broken TV's today... said 'go to the landfill'
There has GOT to be something better I can do with all that glass and plastic?
(*not even mine, left here by previous tenant)
Victoria has a recycling depot called Break Down Recycling. They have a deal with tekcominco (sp?); they ship it to them for lead extraction. As far as I know, this recycling depot is one of its kind (and obviously badly needed).