Garbage

A man is likely lucky to be alive after sheltering in a dumpster and ending up in a garbage truck compactor. (Black Press file photo)

Man sheltering in West Kelowna dumpster nearly crushed in garbage truck

The driver heard banging noises coming from the truck’s compactor

 

Tyler Weeres spends downtime crafting new programs to help make his life easier. Work such as a regional transit map of where to buy a bus ticket and emailed garbage pickup reminders for his Oak Bay community are catching some attention. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Island programmer helping neighbours buy transit tickets, take out their garbage

Oak Bay programmer hones his skills solving real-world problems, with a boost from Google

 

Ucluelet garbageman Frank Thomas Trodden took this photo of just some of the bounty he received during an appreciation day held in his honour to thank him for his hard work and positive attitude. (Photo courtesy of Frank Thomas Trodden)

B.C. small town shows its ‘Frank Appreciation’ for popular garbage collector

“Thanks Frank for doing a great job. We really do appreciate you.”

 

Schooner Cover Yacht Club hauled in garbage from nine neighbouring islands nearby during a cleanup May 10. (Submitted photo)

Nanoose Bay cleanup crews haul in garbage from 9 islands

18 volunteers came out to help with Schooner Cove Yacht Club effort

Schooner Cover Yacht Club hauled in garbage from nine neighbouring islands nearby during a cleanup May 10. (Submitted photo)
The city is asking residents to cut back on the amount of non-recyclable items being tossed in curbside recycling carts. (File photo)

Nanaimo feeling blue about too many non-recyclables going into the blue bins

City action plan will involve inspections of curbside recycling carts

The city is asking residents to cut back on the amount of non-recyclable items being tossed in curbside recycling carts. (File photo)
View of a stockpile at the facility on Vye Road.

Toxic chemicals discharged from Abbotsford waste facility into fish-bearing creek

Company responsible is under contract with the City of Abbotsford

View of a stockpile at the facility on Vye Road.
Kade Johnson, left, Allan Nielsen and Derek Johnson, of Budget Glass, replace shattered windows following a suspicious fire set in a garbage bin in front of the Money Mart at Rock City Plaza shopping centre early Thursday. Nanaimo RCMP are investigating. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Suspicious fire blows out front window of Nanaimo Money Mart

Nanaimo RCMP investigating fire in trash bin at Rock City Plaza

Kade Johnson, left, Allan Nielsen and Derek Johnson, of Budget Glass, replace shattered windows following a suspicious fire set in a garbage bin in front of the Money Mart at Rock City Plaza shopping centre early Thursday. Nanaimo RCMP are investigating. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Regional District of Nanaimo staff audited waste for residents through a curbside outreach program between May and December. Pictured here, an informational cart hanger that was used by staff. (Courtesy Regional District of Nanaimo)

RDN audits residents’ recycling and food waste bins

About 43 per cent of households have at least some contamination in recycling bins

Regional District of Nanaimo staff audited waste for residents through a curbside outreach program between May and December. Pictured here, an informational cart hanger that was used by staff. (Courtesy Regional District of Nanaimo)
Errin Holtz is challenging the residents of Nanaimo to clean up garbage from their neighbourhoods. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Resident challenging others to clean up streets as part of Great Nanaimo Garbage Grab

Errin Holtz starts community initiative after coming across discarded car part in her neighbourhood

Errin Holtz is challenging the residents of Nanaimo to clean up garbage from their neighbourhoods. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
The City of Nanaimo intends to resume waste collection Tuesday, Jan. 4. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s curbside waste collection to resume Tuesday

Residents allowed to put out extra trash and recycling to make up for missed collection days

The City of Nanaimo intends to resume waste collection Tuesday, Jan. 4. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo received a $3-million Clean B.C. grant to go to organic waste processing. (Black Press file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo gets $3-million grant to deal with organic waste

Clean B.C. grant helps with RDN’s share of costs of improvements at Duke Point processing facility

The Regional District of Nanaimo received a $3-million Clean B.C. grant to go to organic waste processing. (Black Press file photo)
Kelli Etheridge, co-owner of Vancouver Island Reusables, displays some of the take-out containers available to customers from restaurants participating in a reusable take-out container pilot program launched in Nanaimo this month. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)

Nanaimo reusable container business tries to limit take-out trash

Reusables Vancouver Island supplies restaurants with returnable stainless steel take-out containers

Kelli Etheridge, co-owner of Vancouver Island Reusables, displays some of the take-out containers available to customers from restaurants participating in a reusable take-out container pilot program launched in Nanaimo this month. (Chris Bush/ News Bulletin)
Rugged Coast Research Society members clean up plastic debris from a remote beach on Vancouver Island’s west coast during a shoreline clean-up expedition in June. (Photo courtesy Agathe Bernard/Rugged Coast Research Society)

Nanaimo-based society hauls 30 tonnes of trash from Island’s remote shorelines

Rugged Coast Research Society conducting five summertime shoreline cleanup expeditions

Rugged Coast Research Society members clean up plastic debris from a remote beach on Vancouver Island’s west coast during a shoreline clean-up expedition in June. (Photo courtesy Agathe Bernard/Rugged Coast Research Society)
Retailers say they’re ready for the ban on single-use plastic checkout bags in Nanaimo when it takes effect July 1. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Retailers report they’re ready for Nanaimo’s single-use checkout bag ban

Business operators say there’s been plenty of time to plan and prepare for bylaw that kicks in July 1

Retailers say they’re ready for the ban on single-use plastic checkout bags in Nanaimo when it takes effect July 1. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
COVID-related trash is washing up on shorelines across the world, including Coldstream’s Kal Beach, as pictured in this May 2021 photograph. (Jennifer Smith - Black Press)

Shoreline cleanup finds COVID-related trash increased during height of the pandemic

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup reports litter from single-use food packaging nearly doubled

COVID-related trash is washing up on shorelines across the world, including Coldstream’s Kal Beach, as pictured in this May 2021 photograph. (Jennifer Smith - Black Press)
The City of Nanaimo has issued a warning to residents to keep trash collection bins secured on their properties until trash collection days to avoid attracting bears to neighbourhoods. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Secure garbage to avoid attracting bears and being fined in Nanaimo, say officials

Trash collection carts must only be put out on collection days to avoid human-wildlife conflicts

The City of Nanaimo has issued a warning to residents to keep trash collection bins secured on their properties until trash collection days to avoid attracting bears to neighbourhoods. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A crew of WestCoast WILD Adventures employees tackled an onslaught of litter left at the ‘Locks of Love’ fence at Wally Creek on May 2. (Anne-Marie Gosselin photo)

Litter woes consume popular ‘Locks of Love’ fence on B.C.’s Pacific Rim

Popular view spot near Tofino plagued by people hanging masks and other unwanted garbage

A crew of WestCoast WILD Adventures employees tackled an onslaught of litter left at the ‘Locks of Love’ fence at Wally Creek on May 2. (Anne-Marie Gosselin photo)
Four members with Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans were out at Cultus Lake on March 28 and 29 hauling trash out of the waters. (Henry Wang)

PHOTOS: Out-of-town divers remove 100s of pounds of trash from Cultus Lake

Members of Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans hauled out 470 pounds of trash over two days

Four members with Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans were out at Cultus Lake on March 28 and 29 hauling trash out of the waters. (Henry Wang)
The Regional District of Nanaimo’s board is forwarding a motion on illegal dumping to the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities’ upcoming annual general meeting. (Kane Blake photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo motion seeks to ask province for help to combat illegal dumping

RDN resolution to be forwarded to Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities

The Regional District of Nanaimo’s board is forwarding a motion on illegal dumping to the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities’ upcoming annual general meeting. (Kane Blake photo)
The current boat used by Rugged Coast Research Society for remote shoreline cleanup operations will be replaced by a landing craft that will allow society members to haul four times as much marine garbage per trip from Vancouver Island’s remote shorelines. (Agathe Bernard photo/Rugged Coast Research Society)

Nanaimo-based research group needs bigger boat for coastal cleanups

Rugged Coast Research Society raising cash for landing craft to pull trash from remote shorelines

The current boat used by Rugged Coast Research Society for remote shoreline cleanup operations will be replaced by a landing craft that will allow society members to haul four times as much marine garbage per trip from Vancouver Island’s remote shorelines. (Agathe Bernard photo/Rugged Coast Research Society)
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