Sustainability Spotlight: Gibsons Gears Up For Curbside Collections

Recently awarded Best Green Business in British Columbia by Small Business BC for 2013, Gibsons Recycling Depot has become an industry leader in waste diversion. Since 2003, the depot has been open to the public and businesses throughout Gibsons which is home to 4,200 residents and is one of the fastest growing communities in British Columbia.

Gibsons Recycling Depot, in collaboration with the Town of Gibsons, has launched a unique curbside collection program for recyclables. The program facilitates pick-ups from residents in Gibsons and surrounding areas on a membership subscription basis. Residents simply register with Gibsons Recycling and are provided with containers for recycling. The program is targeted to residents who do not have access to vehicles and to those who are keen to recycle, but do not have the time to take recyclable directly to the depot.  According to Gibsons Recycling, they are the first subscribed curbside collection program of recyclables in Canada using electrically-powered vehicles.

Gibsons Recycling accepts a variety of materials for recycling including batteries, electronics, paint, small appliances, Styrofoam, scrap metal, construction debris, paper, textiles, beverage containers and much more.

Gibsons Recycling Depot has been a collection participant of the Call2Recycle program since 2007. With the launch of its curbside program, Gibsons Recycling Depot is anticipated to generate 2,000-3,000 kilograms of batteries per year for recycling; a significant amount considering the population size.

Call2Recycle is pleased to be affiliated with such an innovative initiative that will bring easy access to battery recycling to residents of Gibsons and its surrounding areas.

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