Do you remember those first few weeks when COVID hit the world? It was a scary and uncertain time, but something else also happened. The world took a collective breath and stayed home from work, holidays, and everything else. We slowed down and started to see nature take back the world.
Many of us are back in the office and are enjoying being around our coworkers again. With this comes team events, collaborative work, and team lunches and celebrations. What usually comes with all those activities is recyclable containers, papers, and more.
When COVID hit in early 2020, we saw all types of industries slowing down, closing down, or pivoting. Those who found a new way to offer their services to the community survived and thrived. We saw businesses such as Sons of Vancouver Distillery shift from supplying delicious snacks and spirits to making and providing the community with hand sanitizer. There are so many inspiring and uplifting stories to choose from. Here is one that is near and dear to the team at Regional Recycling.
Regional Recycling is a family business, now with its fourth generation working on the company. Though the name has changed, recycling has been in his family since the early 1900s. Recycling is one of the country’s oldest professions, called scrapping back in the day. We still see it now with industrious locals who collect empties and scrap metal to earn money.
While the 10-cent deposit will be charged to consumers effective October 1 2020, a transition period for consumers to receive the 20-cent refund will be in effect until October 11, 2020 inclusive.
We’re excited to announce our new drop off service that doesn’t require sorting —Fast Drop! The simplest way to get a full cash refund on your recycling.
We developed Fast Drop as response to a growing need for a contact-less recycling solution. It maximizes the safety of our customers and staff by minimizing the amount of time people spend in our depot. It’s also a super-easy way to get refunds on your empties!
“Can I recycle this container?” is a question we often get asked. It seems that everyone knows you can recycle plastic bottles, pop cans and beer bottles in BC for a deposit refund! But did you know that these items shown below can be recycled too?
Let’s Spring into Summer Cleaning. The transition from Spring to Summer is such a wonderful time of year! Trees are budding, flowers poke their heads up and everything feels so fresh and new – anything seems possible. Many of us begin to feel a buzz, a calling to freshen up our environments, and give our spaces a deep clean..
Now that more businesses are re-opening and people are venturing outside of their homes, we want to share our updated Phase 3 Response Plan and our dedication to continue supporting the communities we serve. We are committed to do everything we can to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our clients and our team.
Backpack Buddies: Support Hungry Kids During COVID-19Backpack Buddies was originally started in order to fill the weekend hunger gap for vunerable schoolchildren in Metro Vancouver. Due to the novel coronavirus, the nearly 1,500 children that they serve won’t be…