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BECOMING WASTE WISE | Resolve to be Waste Wise

BECOMING WASTE WISE | Resolve to be Waste Wise

With the beginning of a new year, many of us make resolutions to exercise more, live healthier, spend less money, reduce our environmental footprint, spend more time with loved ones, or simply make life less hectic. Resolving to become waste wise can help you accomplish all of these things. Increase your exercise by wising up […]

BECOMING WASTE WISE | Plastic Pollution

BECOMING WASTE WISE | Plastic Pollution

Did you know there are patches of plastic garbage floating in the Pacific Ocean that are larger in area than the province of British Columbia? The marine pollution in the Pacific, which is constantly changing in size and location, has been dubbed the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Efforts are being made to determine feasible ways […]

BECOMING WASTE WISE  | Composting

BECOMING WASTE WISE | Composting

Spring is the perfect time to start composting or ramp up production of nutrient rich soil in your existing compost pile. A healthy compost pile will be moist, and have a good balance of carbon to nitrogen and a regular supply of oxygen. If your compost isn’t breaking down, it’s because one or all of […]

BECOMING WASTE WISE | Recycling Council of British Columbia  Hotline and Recyclepedia

BECOMING WASTE WISE | Recycling Council of British Columbia Hotline and Recyclepedia

Part of the Cariboo Regional District’s Solid Waste Info Series: Becoming Waste Wise   Recylepedia? Not a word you will find in the dictionary but, it is used to describe a service that will answer all your recycling questions. The Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC) provides this service in combination with its call-in hotline. […]

BECOMING WASTE WISE | Central Cariboo Landfill Ban on Recyclables: CRD Bylaw No. 4950

BECOMING WASTE WISE | Central Cariboo Landfill Ban on Recyclables: CRD Bylaw No. 4950

  Part of the Cariboo Regional District’s Solid Waste Info Series: The BC government has been regulating recycling in BC for as far back as 1970 with the introduction of a mandatory deposit-refund system for soft drink and beer containers. In 1991 programs for lead-acid batteries and tires came into place. Since 1994 over 14 […]

BECOMING WASTE WISE | Cariboo Regional District: The Williams Lake and Area Landfill

BECOMING WASTE WISE | Cariboo Regional District: The Williams Lake and Area Landfill

  Part of the Cariboo Regional District’s Solid Waste Info Series: The garbage from Williams Lake and area, including 150 Mile House, Horsefly, Wildwood, McLeese, Frost Creek, Chimney Lake, Alexis Creek, and Riske Creek, is disposed of at the Cariboo Regional District’s (CRD) Gibraltar Landfill. Two to four loads of waste are transported to the […]

BECOMING WASTE WISE | Metal Waste

BECOMING WASTE WISE | Metal Waste

  Part of the Cariboo Regional District’s Solid Waste Info Series: In 2013, Encorp Pacific (the stewardship agency responsible for beverage container recycling in BC) recovered almost 5,000 tonnes of aluminum across the province. This equates to an 84 per cent recovery of aluminum beverage containers when compared to the amount sold in BC for […]

BECOMING WASTE WISE | Reuse, Redesign and Repair

BECOMING WASTE WISE | Reuse, Redesign and Repair

  Part of the Cariboo Regional District’s Solid Waste Info Series: Ever feel like there just isn’t enough time in the day? Life is so busy for so many people that finding the time to deal with waste can be a challenge. Day-to-day waste that is generated in the kitchen must be dealt with weekly, […]

BECOMING WASTE WISE | Wood Waste

BECOMING WASTE WISE | Wood Waste

Part of the Cariboo Regional District’s Solid Waste Info Series: Ever wonder what happens to your wood waste? It all depends on where you drop it off. If it’s not segregated out of your household waste, it will be transported to your regional landfill and landfilled. If you dispose of it in your local transfer […]

BECOMING WASTE WISE | The Williams Lake and Area Regional Landfill

BECOMING WASTE WISE | The Williams Lake and Area Regional Landfill

By Tera Grady — Part of the Cariboo Regional District’s Solid Waste Info Series: The garbage from Williams Lake and area, including 150 Mile House, Horsefly, Wildwood, McLeese, Frost Creek, Chimney Lake, Alexis Creek, and Riske Creek, is disposed of at the Cariboo Regional District’s (CRD) Gibraltar Landfill. Two to four loads of waste are […]