A one stop shop for recycling is what Bill and Ann Vowles of The Hut are working towards. The Hut is the local bottle depot ( the Return-It location for bottles and containers with a B.C. deposit). The recycling of milk containers has been included for quite some time and in August of this year, the LightRecycle program began.
Bill and Ann are excited to announce now, that electronics are accepted for recycling at The Hut.
Approved electronics for the recycle program are items such as; portable audio video products, non-cellular telephones and answering machines, computer and video gaming peripherals, aftermarket vehicle electronic products, audio video and gaming products, printing products and multi-function devices, all-in-one and floor standing products, electronic musical instruments, monitors, televisions, desktop and portable computers, CPUs, laptops, notebooks, netbooks and tablets, servers, server modules and data storage and electronic toys.
Items that are not acceptable for recycling are; communication products (ie; cellular phones), small appliances, large appliances and electric power tools.
“All the electronic products included in the recycle program are 100 percent recycled,” said Bill Vowles, “nothing ends up in the landfill.”
There are a few rules that go along with the recycling programs at The Hut.
Electronics must come in whole—not in pieces. You may if you wish, remove and destroy the hard drive from your computer.
LightRecycle – bulbs must be brought in whole. If they are smashed or broken they are considered to be hazardous waste and can not be recycled.
Milk containers – should be rinsed and may be crushed flat. Bring in the lids as well (separate from container) as they can be recycled too.
Give your beverage bottles and cans a rinse before bagging them to bring them in for returns or even if you are dropping them into one of the donation bins.
The Hut donation bins are currently housing donations for Halloween Family Fun Night, The Crisis Assistance Society, The Rotary Kitchen Project and the Community Bin for which Bill and Ann choose the recipients. (Usually sports programs.)
The Hut also has a “Book by Donation” program which raises funds for local sport teams and the SPCA.
Join Bill and Ann Vowles in their efforts to reduce and recycle. Before sticking stuff in the garbage – headed for the landfill ask yourself, “Can I recycle or return this item?”
If it is acceptable in the electronics, LightRecycle or Milk container programs—get it up to The Hut.