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Penticton makes changes to recycling program

Len Robson with examples of new products that can be recycled under the new program.
May 14, 2014 - 8:46 AM

PENTICTON - The city’s recycling program is undergoing some changes as part of the implementation of a province-wide recycling program.

Multi-Material B.C. is working with city’s across the province to create consistent recycling practices in communities.

While there are bigger changes happening in other areas, Penticton will see only a few small additions to its current plan.

“It’s simple, it’s the same, just a few new additions,” said Len Robson, Manager of Public Works for the city.

Starting May 19, new items can be recycled, such as double-layer pet food bags, gable top (milk) cartons, plastic garden pots and trays, paper or plastic cups and lids, and aerosol cans.

Items such as plastic bags, overwrap, glass bottles, and polystyrene foam packaging can no longer be collected at the curb, but should taken to a recycle depot. Styrofoam, a never-before recyclable material, can now also be taken to depots for processing. 

There are two Recycling depots in town: J&C Bottle and Recycling Depot, 200 Rosetown Avenue; and  Campbell Mountain Landfill, 901 Spiller Road.

A display will be up in City Hall for residents to learn more about the changes. The city’s website is also a resource for calendars marked with pick up times and more details about recycling changes.

Recycling materials must be placed in blue bins, clear or clear blue bags for curbside pickup.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Meaghan Archer at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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