City to open test recycle depot

THE CITY of Terrace is opening a self-serve recycling depot downtown.

  • Nov. 3, 2011 7:00 p.m.

THE CITY of Terrace in partnership with the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine and support from Do Your Part Recycling, Geier Waste and Bold Salvage is opening a test recycling depot downtown.

This depot will be located on the southside of the former Terrace Co-op property with access from both Emerson and Kalum Street and city officials want it open by mid-month.

The depot will be self- serve, outdoors and open to the public 24-hours a day. Residents of Terrace and area are encouraged to drop off their household recyclables, with all materials cleaned and sorted according to the following list:

Mixed cardboard

Mixed paper

Mixed plastics

Tin, metal and steel

Organics (including kitchen scraps and yard waste material)

Following a sic-month trial period, the project will be reviewed. If it is well received the depot will remain in the downtown core and the need for additional depots locations throughout the community will be assessed.

The City of Terrace and the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine concluded a four-month Zero Waste Challenge Pilot Project with 130 households in the Greater Terrace Area in March 2011.

Overall community response to the project was positive, however, based on variety of factors including overall participation levels, observed diversion rates as well as planned expansion of provincial Extended Producer Responsibility programs it was recommended that the City hold off pursuing implementation of curbside recycling at this time and explore other options for community recycling.

A benefit of a depot system is the ability to add locations based on demand. This type of system can also be flexible in terms of materials accepted, which allows municipalities to be more responsive when products are added under Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs.

 

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