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Bottles add up for big hospital donation

Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation recieved a $7,000 donation this month. Along for the presentation were (from left) Nelson Junior Leafs vice president Chuck Brind’Amour; RDCK directors John Dooley and Ramona Faust;  Hospital Foundation Chair Pat Dooley; Nelson Leafs directors Lauretta Wilson and Gordon Davis; Recycling Centre manager Grant Wilson; and RDCK environmental services coordinator Nicole Ward. - Photo submitted
Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation recieved a $7,000 donation this month. Along for the presentation were (from left) Nelson Junior Leafs vice president Chuck Brind’Amour; RDCK directors John Dooley and Ramona Faust; Hospital Foundation Chair Pat Dooley; Nelson Leafs directors Lauretta Wilson and Gordon Davis; Recycling Centre manager Grant Wilson; and RDCK environmental services coordinator Nicole Ward.
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The Regional District of Central Kootenay and the Nelson Junior Leafs Recycling Centre are pleased to support the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation.

This month a donation of $7,000 was presented to the the foundation, representing the 2012 profits from beverage containers collected at the Nelson transfer station. In total the program has contributed over $20,000 in three years to hospital foundation fundraising efforts.

“We are pleased to continue to support the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation’s efforts to serve this community. Refundable containers are helping to fund the purchase of valuable hospital equipment. Thanks to all the people who are contributing to this worthy cause,” stated Area E director Ramona Faust.

The RDCK and the Nelson Leafs Recycling Center have hosted a beverage container recycling program at the Nelson transfer station since 2010. Recycling bins provide residents with a convenient place to recycle refundable beverage containers.

“This partnership is a cooperative effort and allows both organizations to provide a worthwhile service with a meaningful benefit to the community,” said Uli Wolf, general manager of environmental services for the RDCK.

“Not only are we contributing to improving the services of our local hospital, but we are also helping to keep recyclable materials out of the landfill.”

All refundable beverage containers and milk containers (non-refundable) are accepted in the bins at the transfer station, where sorting is not required. Residents must place individual containers into the bins; no bulk loads are accepted. Large volumes of containers are accepted at the Recycling Centre, located at 120 Silica Street.

For more on RDCK resource recovery programs and projects please visit rdck.bc.ca.

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