Starting Dec. 27, Recycle BC has resumed the collection of Styrofoam at all Recycle BC depots (File photo)

Starting Dec. 27, Recycle BC has resumed the collection of Styrofoam at all Recycle BC depots (File photo)

CVRD’s recycling centres now allowing Styrofoam again

November’s flooding impacted deliveries to main centres

You can take your Styrofoam in to be recycled again.

Starting Dec. 27, Recycle BC started collecting Styrofoam again at all Recycle BC depots, including Bings Creek, Meade Creek, and Peerless Road Recycling Centres.

Recycle BC resumed collection of glass at all Recycle BC depots on Dec. 20.

Due to the unprecedented flooding and resulting road closures, recycling centres in the Cowichan Valley announced on Nov. 22 they would be unable to accept glass and foam packaging for the time being.

With transportation corridors compromised due to road closures at the time, these materials couldn’t be moved reliably from receiving facilities to end markets.

Flooding had closed down operations at the primary glass recycling facility in the Lower Mainland, and had affected the availability of trucks for hauling materials, further compounding these challenges.

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