PLEASE DON’T TRASH YOUR RECYCLABLES!
On January 28, 2020, Council adopted Bylaw 1252-03, 2019 which makes it a ticket-able offense to place recyclables (as mandated by RecycleBC) into the waste stream.
Two key factors drove the decision: First, the Sechelt Landfill is rapidly running out of room and we need to divert as much waste as possible away from that space. Second, the increased bear conflict we experienced this past fall was largely related to recyclables (such as cat food tins) which had been placed in garbage bins, instead of cleaned and taken to the Recycle Depot.
This bylaw amendment gives our Bylaw Officer a “next step” when chronic offenders do not respond to educational efforts.
The Sunshine Coast Regional District partners with contractors to offer three recycle depots across the Sunshine Coast, including:
Depot Hours: Mon – Sat 8am – 5pm and Sun 9am – 5pm
Office Hours: Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm
Can’t Get to the Recycle Depot? Waste Management Now Offers Individual Blue Bin Service!
Did you know Waste Management offers bi-weekly curbside collection of many recyclables on an individual household basis? For about $60/month, they’ll pick up your plastic bottles, jugs and tubs, metal cans and containers, food and beverage cartons and mixed paper, every other week. For more information, please view the brochure below, or contact Krysta Powers by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 604.399.8546.
Find the Proper Way to Dispose of Any Item With Our “Gibsons Waste” App!
Confused about how to dispose of a household item? Use the “What Goes Where” function on our “Gibsons Waste” app (below) to find out exactly how to recycle or dispose of it. On a mobile device? Download the app by clicking on the Apple or Google icons underneath the app.
There are several places to drop off recyclables in Gibsons. Visit the depot websites for information on what is acceptable to recycle at each facility. For information on where you can recycle other materials, including clothes, oil containers and much more, try out our Gibsons Waste App (click the What Goes Where button, above), view the recycling directory, contact the Recycling Council of British Columbia at 1-800-667-4321 or visit their website and click on Recycling FAQs.
Gibsons Bottle Depot
1035 Venture Way, Gibsons, BC 604-886-7274
Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Coastline Recycling 604-886-9306 (document shredding services)