News & Events

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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Do you have any CANS to spare this summer? The Galiano Preschool Society was founded in 1998 by a group of island parents to encourage playful activity for young children in a safe, happy environment. Their mandate is to support children with play-based learning as they develop their creative abilities, social and motor skills, and …

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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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