Thermostat Recovery Program Sponsors Recycling Round-Up Event in B.C.

HRAI’s Thermostat Recovery Program (TRP) along with Canadian stewardship organizations are sponsoring a recycling round-up event, where items accepted will include mercury-containing and electronic thermostats.

Despite its efficient waste management systems in urban areas across B.C., residents in rural and more sparsely populated areas lack effective recycling options. Whether due to the scale of local economies or logistical challenges related to transporting recyclable waste, rural and agricultural areas face several obstacles recycling their waste.

Located about 200 km southeast of Prince George, McBride, B.C. is a prime example of this recycling disparity, with no access to local landfill or curbside recycling services to residents. Markets for some waste products don’t exist, making it difficult and expensive to divert farm and plastic waste from landfills. Hence the TRP is working with regional districts and stewardship organizations in a shared effort to reduce the burdens on their landfills and taxpayers.

On Friday, October 1 between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM, the town of McBride, B.C. is hosting a recycling round-up event at Steve Kolida Village Park & Playground on Main Street & 2nd Avenue.

Other items accepted at the recycling event include: household hazardous waste, smoke & CO alarms, electronics, paint, lights, tires, and more!

For more information, please contact Tiffany Desjardins or Caroline Czajko from HRAI.


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