Recycling at Home and Work
Recycling throughout the Regional District is a combined effort of local government programs, provincial product stewardship programs, and private sector and non-profit society services.
Twelve of the Stewardship Agencies of British Columbia have partnered to produce a new Recycling Handbook. It provides valuable information about Extended Producer Responsiblity (EPR) and the products that fall under the Recycling and information about the three newest stewardship agencies: Electronic Toys, Outdoor Power Equipment adn Lead Acid Batteries. A web version of this handbook is available at bcstewards.com
Where do I recycle?
For the most up to date information, contact the BC Recycling Hotline at 1-800-667-4321 or visit their website and use the amazing Recyclopedia at www.rcbc.bc.ca.
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
Through product stewardship programs, companies take back their products after consumers are finished with them, for recycling or safe disposal. This diverts them from the landfills. In 2004, the BC Recycling Regulation made many of these programs mandatory and some companies are also running voluntary stewardship programs for products not yet covered under the Regulation.
Be sure to ask before purchasing a product if and where to return it at the end of its life.This list will get you started:
- Paint, flammables (such as solvent and gasoline) and pesticides
- All household batteries and cell phones
- Beverage containers - alcoholic and non-alcholic
- Scrap Tires
- Used oil, oil filters and empty oil containers
- Computers, printers, televisions and more
- Tree marking paint
- Compact Fluorescent Lamps
- Lead-Acid Batteries (accepted for recycling at landfills)
Terrace and Area
Terrace Bottle & Return-It Depot
#101, 3110 Kalum Street
Sat 10am-6pm, Closed Sun
Beverage containers, milk containers, and electronics
Do Your Part Recycling Company. This is a for-profit local company which provides drop-off, residential or business recycling pick-up service. The Regional District office is doing our part and has been using Do-Your-Part services since July 2007.
New Hazelton Bottle Depot
4413 10th Ave
Closed Mon, Sun
Beverage containers and paint.
Kitimat Bottle Depot
428 Enterprise Avenue
Fri-Sat 9am-6pm, Closed Sun
Beverage containers and Milk containers
Kitimat Recycling Depot (KUTE - Kitimat Understanding The Environment)
314 Railway Ave.
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-4pm Sat 11am-4pm
Colin Skog. 632-6633
or subscribe to Go Green Recycling for pickup service.
401 Brightwell St.
Hours: Mon-Tue (by appt only) Wed-Fri 9am-5pm