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Recycling donations to Kootenay Lake Hospital reach $46,000

The Regional District of Central Kootenay and Nelson Leafs have presented the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation with a cheque for $3,500.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay and Nelson Leafs recycling centre have presented representatives from the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation with a cheque for $3,500.

To date, the program has contributed over $46,000 to the hospital foundation’s fundraising efforts. Donations represent profits from beverage containers collected at the Lakeside Dr. recycling depot (formerly the Nelson transfer station).

“The central resource recovery committee is pleased to continue to support the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation’s projects”said chair Tom Newell. “This ongoing partnership between the Nelson Leafs and the RDCK continues to provide a meaningful benefit to the community.”

The RDCK and Nelson Leafs recycling centre have partnered in the beverage container recycling program at the Nelson transfer station since 2010. Recycling bins provide residents with a convenient place to recycle refundable beverage containers while knowing that the profits from their donations are benefiting the community directly.

“Not only are we contributing to improving the services of our local hospital, but we are also making beverage container recycling accessible, thus keeping recyclable materials out of the landfill,” stated Uli Wolf, general manager of environmental services for the RDCK.

All refundable beverage containers are accepted in the bins at the Lakeside Dr. recycling depot 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 bottle depot at 120 Silica St.

In BC, approximately one billion beverage containers are recycled each year.

 

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