News & Events

We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated individual with an interest in being an active part of the local circular economy! This is a part-time position, typically 7 hours/week and requires the availability to work Fridays & Saturdays in our repurposing store. The summer ReDirectory Assistant duties will include: Engaging with the public to receive …

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The recycling depot and the ReDirectory will be closed on Friday July 1st while our staff take a well earned day off. We’ll be back to business as usual on Saturday July 2nd. As we are coming into our busy season, please remember that arriving at the depot with your items presorted will allow you …

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GIRR is very happy to be launching our new Repair Workshop Series in the summer of 2022. What is a Repair Workshop Series? We invite a local repair person to set up a temporary workshop on a Saturday afternoon at GIRR, and we invite you to bring in items that need minor repairs. Onsite repairs …

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We are looking to expand our on-call list for Recycling Assistant at the depot. Having people we can bring in when staff need time off due to sickness, holidays or unforeseen events helps us to keep things running smoothly. A brief outline of the job includes: assisting community members with their recycling, processing of materials, …

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We are in the process of establishing a used motor oil recycling program at GIRR. It would help us to hear from those in the community who do your own oil changes so that we can get a sense of the needed capacity. Write to us at galianorecycles@gmail.com to let us know how much oil …

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Galiano Island Recycling Resources Society’s AGM will be held virtually this year by Zoom on Sunday May 29th at 3 pm. The link for the Zoom meeting is below, and will also be emailed to members who currently have an email address on file with us. Please make sure your membership is in good standing …

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Are you a repair person in the areas of clothing/textiles, bikes, or small motors/appliances? Are you interested in helping us support the community to keep items in use? We are looking to recruit skilled local repair people to launch our new GIRR Repair Workshop Series. Selected repairers will be paid for their time. And yes! …

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day from us at GIRR to all of you, Galiano! 20 years on this site, working side by side with the community to do our best for the land we live on. Many thanks to our dedicated team of staff, volunteers, board members, and recyclers both past and present. Let’s continue to care …

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Please note that both the recycling depot and the ReDirectory will be closed on Friday April 15th while our staff take a well earned day off. We’ll be back to business as usual on Saturday April 16th. Also a friendly reminder to stay home if you are feeling unwell, and remember to practice physical distancing …

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It’s all about masks this week! We are happy to be introducing a new mask recycling program to GIRR. By bringing in your used disposable surgical masks, CAN95, CAN99 or KN95 or N95 respirators, we can divert these masks from the landfill and instead have them converted into construction materials, concrete reinforcement and textiles. The …

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