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HIRING – Recycling Assistant

Hello neighbours! We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated individual to help us help the planet!

This year-round permanent part-time position will typically be 12-18 hours per week and requires availability to work Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays in our recycling depot.

Recycling Assistant Duties include: assisting the public in their recycling experience, as well as sorting and handling of materials. Training will be provided for forklift operation, as well as other…

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DAIRY & PLANT BASED BEVERAGE CONTAINERS

Whenever possible, we like to keep you in the loop when there are changes coming. So please accept this as an advance notice that there will be changes to our collection methods for dairy milk and plant based ready-to-drink beverage containers beginning February 1st. All of these materials will continue to be accepted, only in slightly different locations within the sorting stations than before.

One thing that hasn’t changed, is…

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DEPOT HEALTH & SAFETY UPDATE

In response to the guidance of the BC Health Authority and in an effort to keep our community members safe, we will be returning to some of our earlier pandemic measures at GIRR. The following protocols will be in effect Friday January 7th until further notice.

A maximum of one vehicle at a time will be permitted in each of our two sorting stations. As this may result in longer…

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POP CANS FOR PENELAKUT — UPDATE

January 6th UPDATE:  In support of those who are currently feeling the need to reduce their number of trips out of the house, we have changed the format of our Pop Cans for Penelakut fundraiser. Please stay home if you are not confident about being on the road, or if you are feeling unwell.

We invite you to bring in your refundable beer, cider & pop cans to the recycling…

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STYROFOAM COLLECTIONS RECOMMENCE

Thank you for your patience while we have been awaiting word of when we will once again be permitted to collect styrofoam packaging from the community. Effective December 31st the collection of styrofoam packaging at GIRR will resume.

This is typically a ‘packaging heavy’ time of year, and with this in mind we ask that if you have amassed a large amount of styrofoam since collections were suspended, please consider…

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HOLIDAY HOURS

Hello neighbours!

Our hours at the recycling centre will be effected by the holidays this year as both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day fall on a Saturday. We will be closed both of those days, and otherwise will be operating as usual.

Recycling depot hours:

December 24th 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

December 25th CLOSED

December 31st 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

January 1st CLOSED

ReDirectory hours:

December 24th 10 am -…

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GLASS COLLECTIONS RECOMMENCE

We are happy to share with you that effective December 20th the collection of non-refundable glass bottles and jars will resume BC-wide.

When next coming into the recycling centre, you are welcome to bring in your glass for recycling. As we imagine that people will have accrued a small stockpile over these last weeks, please be patient with our staff as we manage what we anticipate will be higher than…

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NEW BUILDING ANNOUNCEMENT

Galiano Island Recycling Resources is happy to announce that we are expanding and improving our recycling collection facilities. We are constructing a new building at the facility that will increase our capacity for processing and will improve safety for staff and community members while operating within COVID-19 protocols. In light of the need to address the climate crisis, the new building will also include installation of a net-zero solar…

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TEMPORARY COLLECTIONS SUSPENSION

Well, it is hard to deny this is a strange time we are living through. Due to the effects of this past week’s atmospheric river over our province and the flooding that has followed, please be advised that Recycle BC has determined the need for a temporary suspension on the collection of all glass and styrofoam packaging.

Effective immediately, we will be pausing in our collection of these materials. We…

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CARDBOARD

The wet season is upon us. Please remember that we cannot accept wet or damp cardboard as it leads to problems in processing, storage and transport.

On the topic of cardboard, we have been receiving an unusually high quantity of cardboard this year, and much of our time at the depot is spent handling this sometimes unwieldy material. It is very helpful from a time and energy perspective if all…

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