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  Many of you may have watched the CBC Marketplace program on plastic recycling in BC, and found it disturbing. It is, within a small set of parameters and doesn’t reflect the Provincially regulated programs that we here at GIRR are involved in. I have included a couple of quotes from a statement released by …

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GIRR On Call List

We are currently creating an on call list for covering staff sickness, holidays, etc. If you would like to be a part of our team in this regard, please send an email or call me at GIRR. The pay is $18 per hour and there will be some training shifts involved. Not a glamorous job, …

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Depot closed Aug. 3rd

Please note, the Depot will be CLOSED Saturday August 3rd. Happy Fiesta and BC Day everyone!!! A reminder that we are open Thursdays 10am – 2pm for the summer.

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Summer Hours

Summer Hours July 4 – Sept 12 Please note we have extended summer hours in the Recycling Center until September 12th: Recycling Center • Thursdays 10am – 2pm • Friday & Saturday 9:30am – 2:30pm ReDirectory • Thursdays closed • Friday & Saturday 10am – 2pm

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NOTICE: Due to circumstances beyond our control we are unable to take Scrap Metal and Large Appliances until further notice. We are hopeful that we will be able to reinstate this program in the fall and are looking into alternatives if it doesn’t work out. Hartland Landfill Depot in Saanich has programs in place for …

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2019 AGM & Dinner

On May 5th GIRR held its annual Volunteer Dinner/AGM. This is always a fun and well attended event. It is a time when the Board and staff of GIRR get to know and honor our volunteers. The last few years Celeste Howell has been cooking up a fantastic meal for us, and this year was …

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We are so happy to announce that GIRR, in partnership with the Galiano Club, has successfully brought a Bike Fix-It Station to Galiano! The station is located outside of the Galiano South Hall and is available 24/7 for folks to pump up their tires and use the 8 most common tools needed to tune up …

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Due to changing policies in the recycling market, GIRR is no longer able to accept non-PPP plastics at our Depot   We have been removing large oversized rigid plastics (lawn chairs, children’s toys, plastic buckets, etc.) at our expense for some years now. These items have been taken to Victoria and then marketed and sold …

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