Residents in Comox are now able to take their packaging and paper recyclables to the Comox Return Centre, without charge, as it joins the Recycle BC network of more than 200 depots.
Comox Return Centre, located at 678 Anderton Road in Comox, accepts all materials in Recycle BC’s residential packaging and paper recycling program, including non-deposit glass bottles and jars, plastic bags and overwrap, foam packaging, mixed paper (such as newsprint, cardboard and boxboard), and mixed containers (such as metal containers, plastic containers, spiral wound cans, coffee cups and soup cartons). The depot accepts materials dropped off 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Thursday, and 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Friday and Saturday.
“We want to provide residents with access to Recycle BC depots that accept packaging and printed paper at various locations to help residents recycle more” said Allen Langdon, Managing Director of Recycle BC. “This will help to ensure more materials are responsibly recycled, in particular materials not accepted in curbside recycling such as foam packaging and glass. We also encourage residents to start bringing their plastic bags and overwrap to a Recycle BC depot for recycling – this helps ensure the material meets North American recycling standards and can be recycled in BC or North America.”
Additional details about Recycle BC’s residential packaging and paper recycling program, including the full list of materials that are accepted, are available at RecycleBC.ca.