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Recycling turns into cash for Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation

By Contributor
September 3rd, 2013

The Regional District of Central Kootenay and the Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre are pleased to support the Kootenay Lake Hospital (KLH) Foundation.

This month a donation of $7,000 will be presented to the KLH foundation, representing the profits from beverage containers collected at the Nelson Transfer Station so far this year. In total the program has contributed over $27,000.00 since 2010 to the KLH foundation’s fundraising efforts.

“The Central Resource Recovery Committee is pleased to continue to support the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation’s projects” stated Ron Mickel, Director for Electoral Area F.

“This partnership between the Nelson Leafs and the RDCK continues to demonstrate that cooperative efforts translate into a worthwhile service with a meaningful benefit to the community.”

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.

“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 and milk containers (non-refundable) are accepted in the bins at the Transfer Station, 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 (Bottle Depot) located at 120 Silica Street.

In BC, approximately one billion beverage containers are recycled each year. Recycling saves energy, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and relieves pressure on non-renewable resources. Good for the environment and great for our community.

Photo caption: From left, Grant Wilson, Manager of Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre, KLH Foundation director Joanne Phillips, Bryna Idler, Administrator, KLH Foundation; Linda Lussier, Director  of the Nelson Leafs Hockey Society, Ron Mickel, Director Area F RDCK director RDCK and Nicole Ward, Environmental Services Co-ordinator for the RDCK.

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