Kelowna Recycling

Let’s Look at the Numbers

Let’s Look at the Numbers

What is the cost of global overconsumption? As a result of intensive manufacturing, complex agriculture, and cheap goods, we produce shocking amounts of trash. So much, in fact (we produce 2.12 billion tons of waste every year), that if piled up like a mountain, it...

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How Copper is Recycled

How Copper is Recycled

Many different types of metals can be recycled in B.C., with copper being among the most popular. Major recycling centres like Kelowna Recycling recycle copper because the metal is used in many industrial applications (e.g., wire, plumbing, electronics), and the value...

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Electronics Recycling in BC

Electronics Recycling in BC

Over the last 20 years, our use of electronic devices and small household appliances has exploded. Most homes have a variety of computers, hand-held devices, TVs, kitchen appliances, and audio/visual equipment. Like most manufactured products, however, electronics...

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Why (and how) to recycle your paint

Why (and how) to recycle your paint

You might think that paint could just be tossed with the rest of the garbage, but that isn’t so. Paint is toxic – bad for sewers, landfills, and the environment. The good news is there’s a better option in the Okanagan than simply throwing your paint away.Bring it to...

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Recycling — Your life depends on it

Recycling — Your life depends on it

Were you aware when materials cannot be broken down, reused, or recycled, they can pose a danger to us? We might know that recycling a ton of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, and 4,000 Kw of energy in the production of new paper. This energy...

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Making a Difference – Together

Making a Difference – Together

Recycling greatly impacts the environment. In 2020, over 203,000 net tonnes were collected in Recycle BC’s packaging and paper product program. 90% of the total amount collected was accepted and recycled. Over 1.86 million BC households in 176 communities participated...

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Why Recycle Metal and Electronics?

Why Recycle Metal and Electronics?

Instead of burning and crushing the materials in metal scrap and old electronics, a better, more environmentally friendly method for your company is recycling. The production of recycled aluminum is 92% more energy-efficient than making new aluminum! For copper, this...

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