Recycling

Gary Hee with some of the election signs from the Oct. 24 B.C. election and some of the planter boxes they became (Courtesy Gary Hee)

B.C. election signs transformed into planters by Langley recycling advocate

Gary Hee thinks signs shouldn’t be dumped in landfills

 

Unbuilders owner Adam Corneil with employee Erin Watkins in front of a deconstructed hearth. Unbuilders crews carefully deconstruct old homes to rescue as many reusable materials as possible, including old-growth timber. (Unbuilders photo)

B.C. deconstruction company ignites Dragons’ Den interest

Unbuilders deconstructs and salvages old buildings instead of sending them to landfill

 

Return-It depots to change deposits on beverage containers over 1 litre from 20¢ to 10¢ starting Oct. 1. (Black Press Media files)

Return-It depots change beverage container deposits from 20 to 10 cents

Change will be implemented on Oct. 1, with a transition period being held until Oct. 11

 

A new Return-it pilot project will see hybrid-electric compaction trucks used in cities across B.C. as a way to reduce emissions. (Contributed photo)

Semiahmoo Bottle Depot part of hybrid-electic compaction truck pilot program

Return-It launches program at 16 B.C. bottle depots with aim to reduce emissions

A new Return-it pilot project will see hybrid-electric compaction trucks used in cities across B.C. as a way to reduce emissions. (Contributed photo)
The City of White Rock will be purchasing two replacement recycling trucks, which together will cost roughly $300,000 more than budgeted because they feature on-board compaction. (File photo)

Two new recycling trucks on the way for White Rock

Council approves higher cost to reduce operations yard problems

The City of White Rock will be purchasing two replacement recycling trucks, which together will cost roughly $300,000 more than budgeted because they feature on-board compaction. (File photo)
Semiahmoo Bottle Depot owner Heimin Lee says June 4 was one of the slowest days he’s had in months. Lee says his business has been overwhelmed during the pandemic, and he is appealing to customers to be patient and abide by recycling guidelines. (Tracy Holmes photo)

South Surrey bottle-depot owner calls for decorum among customers

Heimin Lee said his Semiahmoo recycling facility has been ‘like a war zone’ since Easter

Semiahmoo Bottle Depot owner Heimin Lee says June 4 was one of the slowest days he’s had in months. Lee says his business has been overwhelmed during the pandemic, and he is appealing to customers to be patient and abide by recycling guidelines. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Metro Vancouver is encouraging residents to “think thrice” before tossing that ugly blouse, ripped jeans or socks with holes into the garbage. (Metro Vancouver/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Metro Vancouver wants the region to repurpose, donate, or repair used clothing

Textile mending workshops to be held across the Lower Mainland

Metro Vancouver is encouraging residents to “think thrice” before tossing that ugly blouse, ripped jeans or socks with holes into the garbage. (Metro Vancouver/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Judy Simmill and one of her crocheted sleeping mats made from plastic bags. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

WATCH: Chilliwack woman makes sleeping mats for the homeless out of plastic bags

The crocheted mats are given out to people in the streets by security personnel

Judy Simmill and one of her crocheted sleeping mats made from plastic bags. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
COLUMN: Visions of springtime in the depths of winter

COLUMN: Visions of springtime in the depths of winter

Alexandra and Crescent Park Community Garden registration opens Monday

  • Jan 17, 2020
COLUMN: Visions of springtime in the depths of winter