New recycling initiatives launch at Return-It Depot in Castlegar

Staff said initiatives will help to recycle more items

  • Jul. 16, 2020 12:00 a.m.

A new pilot program at the Return-It Depot in Castlegar hopes to make recycling easier for residents.

According to a press release, one of the key changes is the ability to return both alcohol and non-alcohol aluminum beverage cans without having to sort them. Residents will receive one deposit when returning both items.

Other new initiatives being launched this summer include contactless return stations, a 10-cent deposit for all beverage containers regardless of size, a hybrid compaction truck to reduce greenhouse waste and automated technologies to sort cans quicker.

Return-It Depot employees said more items will be able to be recycled with the new initiatives.

All of the new changes launched last week.

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