Remember the 3Rs this Holiday Season

Dec 09, 2010

Victoria, BC  - The Capital Regional District reminds residents to make the 3Rs part of their holiday season.  Reduce consumption, reuse newspapers, magazines or maps by repurposing them as gift wrap and recycle paper gift wrap, clean containers and cardboard at the curb.

"Holiday celebrations are often accompanied by a tremendous amount of unnecessary waste.  By remembering to take a reusable shopping bag, or changing over your Christmas lights to LED lights or even composting your kitchen scraps from your holiday feast, we can reduce our holiday footprint in significant ways,“ said Jane Mendum, Chair of the CRD Solid Waste Advisory Committee.

If you can’t reuse products, ensure you properly prepare recycling at the curb and remember:

  • There are no limits on how many properly prepared blue boxes or bags or how much cardboard can be put out on your recycling day.

  • Foil wrapping paper, plastic ribbons, bows and Styrofoam are not accepted in the curbside recycling program.  Please save them and re-use them for next year.

  • Cardboard must be flattened and bundled with string (36”x18”x 8”).

  • Properly prepared blue boxes, bags and cardboard should be put at the curb by 7:30 am on your recycling day.

The CRD Curbside Recycling program services 111,000 homes in the region. This program is in place to reduce the amount of waste entering Hartland landfill and to recover valuable resources.

For more information about eco-friendly holiday gift ideas and proper preparation, please visit our website or call the CRD Hotline at 250.360.3030.

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For more information please contact:
Monique Booth, Communications Coordinator, CRD
Office: 250.360.3287
Cell: 250.818.1489