Recycle drive goes pink

NANAIMO –Woodgrove Centre hosts electronic, scrap metal and beverage container recycle drive Saturday.

Woodgrove Centre is thinking pink as it goes green.

The mall is hosting a special recycling drive Saturday (April 20), partnering with the Nanaimo Wave Babes dragonboat team in support of the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation.

The Think Pink when you Think Green event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  accepting electronics, scrap metal and beverage containers in large pink bins located in the southeast corner of the Woodgrove Centre parking lot near the Chevron station.

The items will be processed by DBL Disposal and the Regional Recycling Nanaimo. Proceeds assist with the purchase of new breast cancer screening equipment.

This is the second of three recycling drives planned for the year.

“Woodgrove Centre is committed to supporting initiatives that contribute to environmental sustainability,” said Nola Dunn, Woodgrove marketing director. “This event is particularly special as it also creates awareness and helps to raise funds to help the fight against breast cancer.”

Examples of recyclable items that can be donated include desktop computers, hard drives, monitors, printers, keyboards, cables, scanners and desktop imaging equipment, VCRs, CD and DVD players, televisions satellite receivers,vehicle audio and video systems, film digital  and video cameras, webcams, clock radios, digital photo frames, answering machines and telephones.