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Drop Off Your Bottles at Taghum Shell to Support Local Health Care

There's a new trailer with bright graphics at Taghum Shell.

Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation and the Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre are collaborating to provide convenient new recycling opportunities for returnable beverage containers. When the public drops off your recyclables at the trailer they will reduce waste going to landfills while providing funding for our local hospital.

This initiative is made possible with the support of the Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre, City of Nelson, the Regional District of Central Kootenay Areas F and Area E, Columbia Basin Trust, Waste Management, Taghum Shell, Kokanee Park Marine, Arcright Welding and KLH Foundation Director Ron Mickel.

"We look forward to partnering with these organizations as we look ahead to the next phases of this fundraising program which will consist of a new and improved container at the Lakeside recycling depot, and containers at Kokanee Park Store and the Nelson & Area Waste Transfer Station," said KLHF staff.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Nelson Leafs, we are pleased to partner with the Hospital Foundation, and we look forward to growing this partnership going forward,” said Nelson Leafs president and Mayor John Dooley.

Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation is a volunteer driven registered charity committed to the purchase of priority medical equipment for Kootenay Lake Hospital.

Photo Caption: From left, KLH Foundation Director Ron Mickel.KLHF Executive Director, Bryna Idler, Scott Robertson of Taghum Shell and Greg St. George of the Leafs toss in first containers into new KLHF Recycling trailer. — Submitted photo