The Cariboo Regional District will be launching a solid waste branding logo and additional rural recycling depots.
Chair Al Richmond says the goal is all about making residents think twice about recycling.
“Some of the programs we’ve had if we go back to some of the issues we did in the South Cariboo at the 108 in particular; there we actually have door to door pickup for recyclables and there were some people that were really reluctant to do that, but it’s worked out quite well,” he said.
“Over 7 tonnes a month comes out of that community that doesn’t go to the landfill and gets recycled.”
The logo will be used on all of the Cariboo Regional District’s educational and promotional signs on recycling and reducing waste at all controlled sites that have access to recycling.
Recycling depots are also planned to be launched in Horsefly, Nimpo Lake, and Tatla Lake next year.
Richmond says part of the CRD’s plan is to try and do more recycling in remote areas.
“As we move forward and have successes and learn from some of the sites that we’ve done, we’re generally just moving out to provide these services to more remote communities,” he said.
“So we’ve done a site most recently in Wells, and it’s been well received; folks out there are commenting at how clean it is and how much they appreciate it.”
Residents of the community are anticipated to manage the depots and ensure that the recyclables go into the appropriate bins and that no garbage ends up in the bins.
The sites were selected through discussions with Multi-Material BC based on population within the community and the proximity to existing depots.