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Recycling pays huge dividends to KLH Foundation

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By Contributor
March 14th, 2014

The Regional District of Central Kootenay and the Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre are thrilled to donate $7000.00 to the Kootenay Lake Hospital (KLH) Foundation.

That amount represents the last six months’ profits from beverage containers collected at the Nelson Transfer Station. Since 2010, the program has contributed over $34,000.00 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” said 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: Present for the cheque presentation from Gordon Davis of the Leafs to Pat Dooley, Chair, Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation were, from left, Nicole Ward, Environmental Service Coordinator, Regional District of Central Kootenay, Bryna Idler, Administrator, Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation, Pat Dooley, , Gordon Davis, Grant Wilson, Manager, Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre and Ron Mickel, Director – Area F, Regional District of Central Kootenay.
 

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