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#421 Rob Randall

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Posted 18 August 2021 - 09:18 AM

^My God man, are you flensing whales?


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#422 todd

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Posted 18 August 2021 - 09:24 AM

^My God man, are you flensing whales?

Don’t judge me I’m an octopus.

probably 40% is paper towels.

Edited by todd, 18 August 2021 - 09:29 AM.


#423 lanforod

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Posted 23 August 2021 - 11:39 AM

What I've seen Victoria do is a garbage guy runs ahead of the truck and pulls the bins to the curb. So it's a three man crew; curb runner, driver and a guy unloads the bins in the back of the truck.

 

In Saanich it appears to be a one-man operation. Residents put the bins on the curb and the driver unleashes the big claw that dumps the bins in the top of the truck.

 

X2 trucks (one for each type). So 2 man operation overall.



#424 David Bratzer

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Posted 25 September 2021 - 09:13 PM

Saw this today at Bottle Depot on Quadra near McKenzie:

 

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#425 todd

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Posted 26 September 2021 - 07:04 AM

“Scavenging and identity theft”

“Three tips to reduce risk of scavengers rummaging through your recyclables:

Do not include refundable beverage containers. Return to depot, retailer or donate to bottle drive or community donation bin.

Remove any personal information and shred sensitive paperwork. Place shredded paper inside a paper bag or box (e.g. cereal box, shoe box) to keep it secure and prevent litter.

Place your recyclables at the curb in the morning (by 7:30am) on your collection day”:

https://www.crd.bc.c...lue-box-program

#426 Mike K.

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Posted 26 September 2021 - 07:07 AM

The bottle and can recycling more or less pays for the rest of the recycling pick-up at our doors, doesn’t it?

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#427 todd

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Posted 26 September 2021 - 07:18 AM

What is the best bottle depot? The one on Queens is big and is a good facility, always an eye-opening experience often times get into a conversation. but I do fear for safety a bit

#428 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 September 2021 - 07:22 AM

The bottle and can recycling more or less pays for the rest of the recycling pick-up at our doors, doesn’t it?

 

not really sure.  but i'm sure it costs lots more that $3k per day to have trucks and drivers on the routes daily.

 

what do they do with the refundable deposit containers?  they have in the past just smashed and landfilled the glass anyway. 



#429 Mike K.

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Posted 26 September 2021 - 07:29 AM

I believe jars and such, but the beverage containers would have resulted in payment back to the collector.

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#430 todd

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Posted 26 September 2021 - 07:30 AM

I like giving them to the Scouts. The local troop or Camp Barnard usually does a drop and go about three or four times a year unfortunately no dates right now but I bet towards Christmas they will.

just drop and go: http://www.campbarna...draising/events

Edited by todd, 26 September 2021 - 07:52 AM.


#431 LJ

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Posted 26 September 2021 - 07:38 PM

Consumer Reports just did a study on recycling in the US, only about 8.7% is actually recycled, another 18% is burned for energy production and the rest goes to a landfill. Only categories 1 and 2 are recycled.


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#432 todd

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Posted 27 September 2021 - 08:56 AM

I can’t bring myself to use recycled toilet paper or paper towels. I know it’s disinfected and re-processed but it still bothers me

 



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