3 Rs this holiday season

CRD tells you how to deal with recycling gift wrap and such

  • Dec. 24, 2014 2:00 p.m.

The Capital Regional District (CRD) reminds residents to make the 3Rs part of their holiday season. Reduce consumption by giving activities that create memories, not garbage, reuse items like old maps by re-purposing them as gift wrap and recycle paper gift wrap, greeting cards, clean containers and cardboard in the curbside blue box program.

Improperly prepared blue boxes or bags containing unaccepted materials are left behind at the curb.

There are no limits on how many properly prepared blue boxes or bags or how much cardboard can be put out on your recycling day.

Return refundable beverage containers to depots across the region and get your deposit back.

Place glass jars in a separate blue box or similar-sized container.

Foil wrapping paper, plastic ribbons, bows and Styrofoam are not accepted in the curbside recycling program.  Styrofoam blocks are now accepted, free of charge, at designated depots. Visit myrecyclopedia.ca for a full listing.

Cardboard must be flattened and bundled with string (36”x18”x 8”).

Properly prepared blue boxes, bags and cardboard should be put at the curb by 7:30 a.m. on your recycling day.

Does your curbside recycling day fall on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day? Curbside collection for those dates will be moved to the following Saturday. Check your schedule for more information.

For more information about eco-friendly holiday gift ideas and proper preparation, please visit our website at: www.crd.bc.ca/holidayrecycling.