Avid recycler provides refresher on use of bins

I am a regular recycler and it seems that most of Sicamous is too – judging from how quickly the bins fill up.

I am a regular recycler and it seems that most of Sicamous is too – judging from how quickly the bins fill up.

When using these bins I have noticed a few things that I would like to remind people when they bring their recycling.

If the bins are full, please don’t leave items on the stairs or in the lot. Take your recycling home until a new, empty bin arrives.

I see a lot of plastic in the bins. But not all plastics are recyclable. For example, no plastic bags can be put in the bins – even those marked “biodegradable.” As far as plastic containers, they must have a recycling symbol on them. Look for the small triangle usually on the bottom of a container. Those marked with this triangle and the numbers 1, 2, 4 and 5 are acceptable. Everything else must go to the landfill.

Flatten cardboard boxes – it helps save space.

The signs and bins clearly show what can be put in the bins. Please don’t put in (or leave behind) things like paint cans. The CSRD sponsors a special collection of items like paint, gasoline containers, computer parts, etc., in spring and fall. That’s the time to recycle them.

It seems that we all acknowledge and appreciate the benefits of recycling. But, please, let’s do it with thought and concern for the rest of the community.

With thanks from a fellow recycler,

Yvonne Walmsley

 

 

Just Posted

UPDATE: Trans-Canada Highway reopens after fatal collision west of Salmon Arm

Police collision analysis and reconstruction investigating scene of head-on crash

Man charged in Salmon Arm church shooting returns to court

Provincial Court judge allows two-week adjournment in murder, assault changes

Two girls teams and one boys team to play “B Cup” Provincials in July

The U14 Girls, the U13/14 Boys and the U16 Girls have all qualified for provincials

North Okanagan student relearns how to take steps forward

The Vernon Convocation starts at 4:30 p.m. at the Vernon campus, OC Facebook to stream event

Shuswap Trail Alliance to oversee Sicamous-to-Armstrong rail trail planning

Regional district relies on non-profit organization’s expertise on trail projects

VIDEO: Tributes flow on 10th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death

Jackson received a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol on June 25, 2009. He died at age 50

Child killed after being hit in driveway on Vancouver Island

The driver of the vehicle remained at the crash scene and is fully cooperating

Sandwiches and mascara could mean driving fines

RCMP say if you cause an accident well eating you could be penalized

Truck smashes fence, building and knocks out power in Okanagan

Two heavily intoxicated men were discovered at the crash scene

Delta cat severely injured in animal trap was likely stuck for days, owner says

Blu, a three-year-old house cat, suffered severe damage to his hind leg after being stuck in trap for days

Alleged Okanagan shoplifter tracked down by RCMP

Vernon retail store’s loss prevention officer’s description of suspect helps lead to arrest

District staff consider updated GHG emission reduction targets in Summerland

Residents suggest plastic bag ban, cohousing, having new developments be “solar ready” at open house

No lawyer for man involved in Kelowna crime spree

Stephen Ear Skinner had his court date moved to July 9

HIV tests now part of most Emergency Department blood work

There are up to 15 per cent of “HIV-positive individuals who are unaware of their HIV status.”

Most Read