Recycling

Gabriola Island Recycling Organization seeks $103,000 in grant money from the Regional District of Nanaimo for a textile recovery program. (Black Press files)

RDN looks at providing $103,000 for clothing recycling on Gabriola Island

Recycling organization on Gabriola hopes to divert 23,600 kilograms of textile waste from landfill

 

The Regional District of Nanaimo collected approximately 10,000 old waste and garbage bins to be repurposed or reused. (PQB News file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo collects approximately 10,000 old garbage bins

Used containers donated to school districts, communities to be repurposed

 

A Convertus biofuel facility in Surrey. Screenshot, Convertus Group video

Nanaimo facility could take some of Comox Strathcona’s compost

Industrial and commercial organics would likely be shipped, not regular food or yard waste

A Convertus biofuel facility in Surrey. Screenshot, Convertus Group video
Adam Corneil sparked the attention of all six Dragons’ Den judges after pitching his deconstruction business. (Screenshot from Dragon’s Den Oct. 29, 2020 episode)

B.C. deconstruction company ignites Dragons’ Den interest

Unbuilders deconstructs and salvages old buildings instead of sending them to landfill

Adam Corneil sparked the attention of all six Dragons’ Den judges after pitching his deconstruction business. (Screenshot from Dragon’s Den Oct. 29, 2020 episode)
Plastic checkout bags could be banned in Nanaimo by next summer if a city bylaw receives provincial approval. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo moves closer to banning plastic and other single-use checkout bags

Nanaimo city council votes to forward checkout bag regulation bylaw to province for approval

Plastic checkout bags could be banned in Nanaimo by next summer if a city bylaw receives provincial approval. (News Bulletin file photo)
Give power tools and small appliances a second life – OUT of the landfill

Give power tools and small appliances a second life – OUT of the landfill

Free, easy ElectroRecycle program welcomes 400+ products

  • Oct 12, 2020
Give power tools and small appliances a second life – OUT of the landfill
The Regional District of Nanaimo’s new automated collection trucks. (RDN photo)

RDN’s new automated curbside collection service rolls out

Regional district says system safer for workers

The Regional District of Nanaimo’s new automated collection trucks. (RDN photo)
Large volumes of oversized cardboard is creating delays in collection service. The city is asking residents to make certain cardboard boxes are flattened and are smaller than 0.6 metres in all dimensions. (News Bulletin file photo)

Cardboard quantities causing curbside collection problems in Nanaimo

City asks Nanaimo residents to ensure cardboard is flattened to meet size requirements

Large volumes of oversized cardboard is creating delays in collection service. The city is asking residents to make certain cardboard boxes are flattened and are smaller than 0.6 metres in all dimensions. (News Bulletin file photo)