News & Events

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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LOANING LIBRARY

We can probably agree that most of us have much we could learn about lessening our footprint on this planet. Recycling is an important piece, but there are other key lifestyle choices such as reducing, reusing, repurposing, and repairing that are integral pieces in the puzzle. Our beloved ReDirectory and those who use it are …

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UPDATE: more information on sorting and exemptions of the new BC recycling regulation for milk and plant-based beverage containers maybe found on our Refundable Beverages page. 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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