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Weather Closure

GIRR will be CLOSED on Saturday February 13 as a precaution due to inclement weather and to keep oiur staff warm!



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ICI recycling

GIRR will now be accepting all commercial PPP (Printed Paper and Packaging) materials on Thursdays 10 – 12. We will only be accepting ICI (Industrial, Commercial, Institutional) materials during these times.

Any recycling brought to us by a business is considered ICI by the CRD.

We are accepting cardboard on a fee for service basis, and refundables (Beverage containers and bottles, tetra packs, wine in a box, etc.) for no charge…

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Our blue box recycling contract with the CRD is for the collection and delivery of residential blue box recycling.  This is about two-thirds of our annual budget.

For 25 years, recognizing the challenges and costs Galiano businesses would face managing their own commercial (ICI) recycling, GIRR has by donation allowed commercial recycling at our depot during normal hours and has further accommodated businesses during this pandemic with additional opening hours…

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June 25 Update

The Recycling Depot is open Friday and Saturday 9:30 – 2:30 for residents and homeowners only.

Commercial recycling is  Thursdays 10:00 – 12:00 (please see ICI news post for details) and the Redirectory remains Closed.

Masks are now Mandatory.

As we continue to move through BC’s restart and loosening of restrictions, our activities at the depot will be fine tuned and tinkered with to create a more efficient recycling experience for you….

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Notice of our AGM June 28

Galiano Island Recycling Resources Society  

Annual General Meeting 

Sunday June 28th, 3 PM @ the Lion’s Hall

Weather permitting, we will be outdoors. Either way personal distancing measures will be in effect

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May 13 Update and Long Weekend Closure

The Recycling Depot will be CLOSED MAY LONG WEEKEND. We will reopen  Saturday May 23rd and Saturdays ongoing from 9:00 A.M – 3:00 P.M for residents and homeowners only. If you are an essential service business, please email me at

The Redirectory remains Closed.

As we move through BC’s restart and loosening of restrictions, our activities at the depot will be fine tuned and tinkered with. However, our reality…

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April Mailout

Thank You Galiano for your Community Spirit and Support

Where we are

As we write to you so much has changed since this time last year. Currently we are experiencing a global pandemic, COVID – 19. Our Recycling Depot has been temporarily shut down to protect our staff and our community. At our March 19th Zoom Board Meeting the following motion was unanimously passed:


“Be it resolved that because of board concerns…

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We Will Be CLOSED Until Further Notice

“Be it resolved that because of board concerns for our staff and the community following the COVID-19 outbreak in British Columbia for health reasons and because of direct contact with public in the close environment of the Depot that GIRR suspend operation of the Depot effective immediately. Be it also resolved that GIRR continue to pay staff their regular hourly payment per pay…

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GIRR March 18 Update

We at GIRR take our responsibility to our community seriously. We are committed to the safe and ethical disposal of your recycling and reducing our community’s footprint by reuse. We do this eagerly, but we do have logistical concerns we can’t wish away. Our enclosed spaces are small, and we handle many unclean items every week. This is our reality all year round. In the wake of this current…

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GIRR Update March 12

The Depot and Redirectory will be open this weekend. We would like to ask for your assistance in keeping you and our staff as safe as possible in these early days. Just a few reminders of things we should all be doing throughout the year

Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.

We love that a lot of socializing goes on at the depot, but if you could try to…

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