Residents of Mcleese Lake and Tatla Lake can now recycle closer to home.
As of this week, satellite recycling depots are now open for business in their communities.
“We had Community members in both Mcleese Lake and Tatla Lake actively pursuing recycling depots for a couple of years now and there were changes made with our contract with Recycle BC earlier this year that allowed us to add some additional depots called satellite depots,” said CRD Supervisor of Solid Waste Management, Tera Grady.
“We’ve got those both up and running now and should be good access for residents in those communities.”
How does a satellite recycling depot differ from a regular one?
“On the surface, it will look like exactly the same as all of our other depots in that there’s access to all of the different types of recycling drop off,” Grady said.
“It’s just that behind the scenes the CRD is responsible for the hauling of those materials to our next closest site”.
Grady said these sites are for household recyclables and not for tires, used oil, hazardous waste, propane tanks or any of those kinds of items.
Residents are requested to use these satellite recycling depots only when they are open to the public.
The Mcleese Lake depot is located at the CRD Mcleese Transfer Station and will be open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from noon until 3 pm. The Tatla Lake depot at the Graham Inn is open Mondays and Fridays from noon until 2 pm.
These are the first two satellite recycling depots opened by the Cariboo Regional District.