Starting on Monday, July 14, the Recycling Council of British Columbia’s province-wide recycling hotline will be available to the public on evenings and Saturdays. The Council has hired and trained additional staff to provide personal service to callers from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.
“July and August are typically our busiest months on the hotline,” says Executive Director Brock Macdonald. “People clean out their garages, basements and tool sheds and call us to find out how to recycle or safely dispose of all sorts of things from old containers of pesticides to dead batteries to unwanted toys. With our expanded hours we’ll be able to better serve the public when it’s convenient for them to call us.”
As well, RCBC will launch a redesigned web site this fall which will include the new Recyclepedia, a searchable database with the most frequently requested information about recyclable materials, programs and depots in all of B.C.’s 400 communities.
The hotline can be reached from the lower mainland at 604-RECYCLE and toll free BCwide at 1-800-667-4321.